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Thu 09.12.2013

Big City Adventures in Building Science: The Secret Life of High Performance Buildings

AIA CES: 7.5 LUs | 7.5 HSW

When: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Where: At The Center   

High-performance buildings are more than low-energy buildings: they are comfortable, durable, and functional. The methods and strategies that make a big difference in the energy use of office, residential, and retail occupancy buildings are fairly well known, if not widely practiced. The energy benchmarking report created as result of New York City Local Law 84 in August 2012 provides solid and factual information that current design and construction approaches are not resulting in the energy performance expected. Energy use reported for some landmark large "Green" buildings such as 4 Times Square, Bank of America, and Solaire show little improvement. Other real-world buildings examples, with less effective marketing, are demonstrating energy use that is 1/4 to 1/2 that of the more famous examples, often at lower construction cost. The difference is in the design. This seminar will explore the reasons for the poor performance, and outline techniques and strategies required to get to high performance in both building enclosures and HVAC systems.

As he always does, John will provide thought provoking examples and analysis to shed light on what is truly important in a high performance building design.

Speaker: Dr. John Straube, Building Science Corporation

Speaker Bio
John Straube
John Straube is a principal of Building Science Corporation and a professor of building science in the Civil Engineering Department and School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Dr. Straube has acted as an educator, researcher, consultant and expert witness on energy efficiency, durability and IAQ. Current interests include the optimal system design of buildings, sustainable buildings, and moisture problem avoidance.

9/11 Big City Adventures in Building Science:Sherlock Holmes and the Physics of Forensics - Joseph Lstiburek 

Single Tickets for  9/12:
AIA Members: $170.00 | Non-Members: $185.00

Buy Tickets for Both 9/11 and 9/12 Building Science Events:
AIA Members: $320 | Non-Members: $350
Refunds are not available

Organized by: the AIANY Building Enclosure Council


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