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December 12, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
About the Presenter: Brittany Hanam, RDH Building Engineering
Brittany Hanam is a Building Science Engineer with RDH Building Engineering in Vancouver, BC. Brittany has several years experience as an engineering consultant on building enclosure, energy and green building issues. This work has included new construction design, thermal and hygrothermal modeling, forensic investigation, whole building energy simulation and several industry research studies.
About the Topic:
There can be many different factors involved in choosing the right windows for a particular building. Balancing energy efficiency in the winter and summer, along with thermal comfort, can sometimes be a challenge. In Canada the Energy Rating (ER) for residential windows provides a single formula to rank the energy performance of windows. However, there has been much debate as to its validity for all conditions and all regions in Canada. This presentation will provide an analysis of the Canadian ER, its strengths and limitations, and how it can be used to select windows for residential buildings in Canada.