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Design Issues cover research projects that pertain to the art and science of creating and sustaining the built environment and include case studies of projects.

Title Datesort ascending Author
Re-Glazing of All Glass Curtain-Wall Buildings Apr 13, 2015 Michael Aoki-Kramer, BA, JD LEED-AP, RDH Building Sciences Inc., Graham Finch, RDH Building Engineering Ltd , Brian Hubbs, RDH Building Engineering Ltd, Ed Thiessen, RDH Building Engineering Ltd , James Higgins, RDH Building Engineering Ltd
Early Phase Performance Modeling to Right-Size Building Enclosure Apr 13, 2015 Jillian Burgess, RA. The Facade Group, Philadelphia, PA
Challenges and Opportunities in Deep Envelope Retrofitting Apr 13, 2015 Paul Bertram, FCSI, CDT, Director: Environment, Sustainability, Government Affairs Kingspan Insul
Field Thermal Performance of Radiant Barriers and Interior Radiation Control Coatings for Attic Retrofits Apr 13, 2015 Ali Fallahi, Ph.D., R&D staff, Building Science Engineer, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, David Yarbrough, Ph.D., P.E., President, R&D Services, Cookeville, TN, Jan Kośny, Ph.D., Building Enclosure Program Lead, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA
Inward Vapor Drives in Adhered Veneer Wall Assemblies with Continuous Exterior Insulation Apr 13, 2015 Jonathan Smegal, Building Science Laboratories, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada., Aaron Grin, Building Science Laboratories, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
The Importance of Translating an OPR to BOD Apr 13, 2015 Andrew Smith, Senior Associate, WSP, Paul Totten, Vice President, WSP
High Performance Detailing Apr 13, 2015 Paul E. Totten, PE, LEED AP, Vice President, WSP, Washington, DC, Michael J. Heule, Principal, Helix Architecture + Design, Kansas City,
Experimental Synthesis of Hollow Silica Nanospheres for Application as Superinsulation in the Buildings of Tomorrow Apr 13, 2015 Bjørn Petter Jelle, SINTEF Building & Infrastructure, Department of Materials and Structures, Norway, Tao Gao, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Architectural Design, Linn Ingunn Christie Sandberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Bente Gilbu Tilset, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Materials and Nanotechnology Sector, Mathieu Grandcolas, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Materials and Nanotechnology Sector, Arild Gustavsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Architectural
Low-Cost Bio-Based Phase Change Materials as an Energy Storage Medium in Building Envelopes Apr 13, 2015 Kaushik Biswas, Energy and Transportation Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridg, Nitin Shukla, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, USA, Jan Kosny, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, USA, Ramin Abhari, Renewable Energy Group Synthetic Fuels, LLC (formerly Syntroleum), Tulsa, OK, USA
Five Not So Easy Pieces: Designing and Constructing the Passive House Enclosure Apr 13, 2015 Mike Steffen, Walsh Construction Co.
High-Performance Building Envelopes: Design Methods for Energy Efficient Facades Apr 13, 2015 Ajla Aksamija, PhD, LEED AP BD+C, CDT,Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Thermal Bridging: Observed Impacts and Proposed Improvement for Common Conditions Apr 13, 2015 Andrea Love, Director of Building Science, Payette Associates, Boston, Charles Klee, Principal, Payette Associates, Boston
Thermal and Hygrothermal Performance of Ventilated Attics With and Without Breathable Underlayments Apr 13, 2015 Sudhir Railkar, Ph.D. GAF, Adem Chich, GAF, Ming Shiaio, Ph.D., GAF, Andre Desjarlais, ORNL, William Miller, Ph.D. , ORNL
Airflow in Mid to High-rise Multi-Unit Residential Buildings Apr 13, 2015 Lorne Ricketts, MASC, RDH Building Engineering LTD., Vancouver, Graham Finch, MASc, P.Eng., RDH Building Engineering Ltd., Vancouver, BC, John Straube, PhD, P.Eng., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Quantifying Comfort to Assist in the Window Selection Process Apr 13, 2015 Kerry Haglund, LEED AP BD +C, Executive Director, Efficient Windows Collaborative, Wyoming, MN, Jim Larsen, Director, Technology Marketing, Cardinal Glass Industries, Eden Prairie, MN
High-Dynamic Range Imaging (HDMI) as Validation and Design Tool in Assessing Daylight Discomfort Glare Apr 13, 2015 M Susan Ubbelohde, University of California, Berkeley; Loisos + Ubbelohde Associates
The Role of High-Complexity Low-Resolution (HCLR) Performance Modeling in the Development of Dynamic Building Envelopes Apr 13, 2015 TIm Frank, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, SPSU , Chip Clark, Research Assistant Professor, School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech
An Old(er) Fellow’s Musings about Building Envelopes and Energy Efficiency Apr 13, 2015 Andre Desjarlais, program manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dynamic Façades: Solving the High Performance Building Challenge without Design Compromise Apr 13, 2015 Helen E Sanders, Vice President, Technical Business Development, SAGE Electrochromics, Inc., Fariba, Louis Podbelski, Vice President, Architectural Solutions, SAGE Electrochromics, Inc., Faribault, MN
Performance Validation Case Study--Federal Office Building with an Integrated Facade Apr 13, 2015 Mark Perepelitza, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, SERA Architects, Sustainability Resources Group Manager., Lisa Petterson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, SERA Architects, Sustainability Resources Gr, Kate Turpin, PE, LEED AP BD+C , Associate, SERA Architects, Integrated Design Specialist, James Riley, LEED AP BD+C, Associate, SERA Architects, Project Architect
Risk of Condensation and Mold Growth in Wood-Frame Wall Systems with Different Exterior Insulations Apr 13, 2015 Hamed H. Saber, Construction Portfolio, National Research Council of Canada, Wahid Maref, Construction Portfolio, National Research Council of Canada
HVAC and the Envelope: Towards New Rules of Thumb Apr 13, 2015 Steve Kemp, MMM Group
The NFPA 285 Fire Test’s Impact On Architectural Design And Energy Performance Apr 13, 2015 Richard Keleher, AIA, Thompson & Lichter Company, Canton, MA
Competing Performance Criteria in Renovation and Repurposing of Existing Building Exterior Enclosure Systems Apr 13, 2015 Paul G. Johnson, FAIA, NCARB SmithGroupJJR Inc., Building Technology Studio Leader
Form Follows Function: KieranTImberLake Architects Apr 13, 2015 David Riz, KieranTimberlake Architects

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