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Moisture Risk in Spray Polyurethane Foam Unvented Attics Due to Air Leakage Paths Apr 13, 2015 Duncan Prahl, RA, IBACOS, Pittsburgh, PA, Matthew Shaffer,PE, IBACOS, Pittsburgh, PA
Performance Testing for QA and Commissioning Apr 13, 2015 John Straube, PE, faculty of engineering, University of Waterloo; principal, BSC Inc.
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
Importance of the Building Enclosure in Meeting Sustainable Building-Performance Goals Apr 13, 2015 H. Jay Enck
Detailed Monitoring and Energy Model Development of an Existing Multi-Unit Residential Building in Toronto, Canada Apr 13, 2015 Marianne F. Touchie, Toronto Atmospheric Fund and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Kim D. Pressnail, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Performance Testing for Quality Assurance and Commissioning Apr 13, 2015 Fiona Aldous, principal, WJE
Deterioration Model for Establishing an Optimal Mix of Time-Based Maint. and Condition-Based Maint. for the Enclosure System Apr 13, 2015 David Albrice, BSc., URP., ARP., PRA RDH Building Engineering Ltd., Matthew Branch, P.Eng. RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
Building Enclosure Commissioning: Past, Present, and Future Apr 13, 2015 John A. Runkle, Intertek / Architectural Testing, Inc., York, PA, USA
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
Building Enclosure Commissioning Education Apr 13, 2015 Wagdy Anis, FAIA, LEED AP, Anis Building Enclosure Consulting
Use of Thermal Inertia for Reduction of HVAC Energy Consumption in Cooling Dominated and Mixed Climates Apr 13, 2015 Jan Kośny, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, USA, Elizabeth Kossecka, Polish Academy Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, Ali Fallahi, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, USA, David Yarbrough, R&D Services, Inc., Cookeville, TN, USA
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
Five Not So Easy Pieces: Designing and Constructing the Passive House Enclosure Apr 13, 2015 Mike Steffen, Walsh Construction Co.
Performance of Sealed Curtain Wall Spandrel Panels that Direct Deep Sunlight into Multi-Story Buildings Apr 13, 2015 Radu Postole, Building Science Consultant, Morrison Hershfield, Burnaby, BC, Patrick J, Roppel, Building Science Specialist, Morrison Hershfield, Burnaby, BC, Neil Norris, Building Science Consultant, Morrison Hershfield, Burnaby, BC, Kasra Bigdeli, Mechanical Engineer, SunCentral Inc, Richmond, BC
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
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
Holistic Approach to Achieving Low Energy High-Rise Residential Buildings Apr 13, 2015 Christian Cianfrone, Building Energy Specialist, Morrison Hershfield, Burnaby, BC, Patrick J, Roppel, Building Science Specialist, Morrison Hershfield, Burnaby, BC, Dieter Hardock, Product Manager, Schöck Bauteile GmbH, Baden-Baden, Germany
Energy Challenges Related to Recladding Early Model Curtain Walls Apr 13, 2015 Andrew A. Dunlap, AIA, SmithGroupJJR, Building Technology Studio; Detroit, MI
Specific and Practical Methods to Improve a BECx Program Apr 13, 2015 Benjamin W Townsend, P.E., WDP & Associates, William R. Nash, P.E., WDP & Associates
Graywater Wetland Treatment for a Living Building Apr 13, 2015 Phillip L. Thompson, Seattle University, Seattle, WA.
Field Monitoring of Cold Climate Double Stud Walls with Cellulose and Low-Density Foam Insulation Apr 13, 2015 Kohta Ueno, Senior Associate, Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA, Joseph W. Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., Principal, Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA
An Old(er) Fellow’s Musings about Building Envelopes and Energy Efficiency Apr 13, 2015 Andre Desjarlais, program manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The Bullitt Center Experience: The Light Dynamic -- Measured Performance of Lighting and Daylight Apr 13, 2015 Christopher Meek, University of Washington, Seattle, Michael Gilbride, University of Washington, Seattle, Heli Ojaama, University of Washington, Seattle, Weston Norwood, University of Washington, Seattle
Field Thermal Performance of Radiant Barriers and IRCC Systems for Attic Retrofits Apr 13, 2015 Ali Fallahi, Ph.D., R&D staff, Building Science Engineer, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston, MA, David Yarbrough, R&D Services, Cookeville, Tenn., Jan Kosny, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, USA
Systems Thinking at the Get Go Apr 06, 2015 Ray Mann (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

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