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January 23, 2008 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
About the presenter:
Alex McGowan, P. Eng. is a professional engineer with a diverse background in modeling energy loss in buildings. Alex is the co-author of the FRAME and FRAMEPlus software package used to model the energy performance of glazing and frames, and developed a whole-building energy simulation program called ENERPASS. He is a member of the CSA A440.4 Window Standard Committee and a member of ASHRAE technical committees TC4.4 (Building Materials and Building Envelope Performance) and TC 4.5 (Fenestration). He was also a member of the Canada Green Building Council Task Force that developed the Durabiilty Credit MRc8.
About the Topic:
Our last speaker, Andrew Pape-Salmon, discussed the updates that will become reality in the BC Building Code with respect to energy efficiency of our buildings. New standards and regulations are being applied to design and construction. The first step in moving in the direction mandated by these new regulations is to understand the content of documents such as ASHRAE 90.1 which are referenced by these new regulations. Builders and designers will need to understand thermal bridging, alternative methods of reducing heat loss and how the energy efficiency of a building enclosure can be assessed and optimized to conform to regulations.