High-performance design in high-rise buildings

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 · 1–2 p.m. Central


face the facade

Join us as we delve into the topic of envelope performance—arguably the largest single remaining opportunity for deep energy efficiency in high-rise buildings. We’ll start with an explanation of energy code requirements for envelopes, the process of code compliance and performance properties of various envelope types and decisions. Then we’ll investigate all-glass buildings; debunking common industry myths and making the case for lower window-to-wall designs based on cost, performance and comfort. High-performance solutions for all-glass buildings will also be discussed.

Who should attend?
Building owners, developers, architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, project managers, general contractors, energy efficiency specialists, commissioning authorities, and anyone involved and interested in high-performance building design.

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  • Why focus on envelope performance?
  • Code requirements and compliance
  • Determine performance properties of various envelope designs
  • Quantify energy penalties of all-glass multi-family buildings
  • Debunk common myths
  • First cost implications
  • Integrative design and deep efficiency
  • Design and sales strategies for lower window-to-wall ratio and its alternatives

ComEd® Energy Efficiency new construction program

Building Energy Efficiency
The ComEd Energy Efficiency new construction program provides technical assistance and financial incentives to encourage design teams and building owners to surpass standard practices and exceed energy code requirements. The best time to identify high performance building design strategies and technologies is at the beginning of the design process. Applications must be submitted early in design to qualify for the program (pre-design or schematic design is best).

Want more information?

Funds are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is funded by ComEd customers in compliance with Illinois law.