Bridge the divide: envelope and HVAC design integration

Thursday, October 5, 2017 · 4‒7 p.m. (registration at 3:30 p.m.)
DIRTT, Chicago, IL
Cost: $15; $10 AIA Chicago or USGBC Illinois members

Know the impact of your design decisions
As a result of this event, you will be able to:

  • Explain how occupant comfort and energy performance interact.
  • Describe high performance thermal envelope design strategies.
  • Discuss tools that predict façade comfort implications and energy impacts.
  • Explain design strategies and approaches to improve envelope and HVAC performance.

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

The design of a building’s exterior envelope affects performance from day one and often remains unaltered throughout the building’s life. When it comes to energy efficiency and occupant comfort, the envelope arguably has the greatest impact. Optimized envelope designs create the opportunity for simplified and more efficient HVAC systems, and balance first costs. During this event, we’ll discuss how to effectively leverage building science throughout the architectural design process to achieve long-lasting, healthy, high-performance buildings.

3:30 p.m.: Registration
4‒7 p.m.: Program and reception

The registration fee for attending this event is $15 and $10 for AIA Chicago or USGBC Illinois members (enter promo code provided by AIA Chicago or USGBC Illinois to receive $5 off). This fee includes a reception with light appetizers and refreshments. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

General information
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.

Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.

Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 1.25 LU/HSW for this instructor-led face-to-face course.

GBCI Seventhwave is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 1 CE hour. Seventhwave is also a USGBC Education Partner.

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Chicago , IL