Beyond Anthropocentrism: Practical Design for Resilient Building Enclosures

As part of a whole-building design approach, building enclosure is a key lever in reducing operational carbon emissions. With early phase detailing, precise thermal modeling can be performed to set achievable envelope performance criteria and define critical design components. This leads to more rigorous conversations with construction partners and more certain cost outcomes. We will explore recent thermal studies of panelized enclosure solutions for large scale high rise buildings that meet Passive House performance criteria.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Harbor 2

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BOC: 1 credit hour
BPI: 1 credit hour
GBCI: 1 credit hour (BD+C)
MA CSL: 1 credit hour (Energy)
NAHB: 1 credit hour
NARI: 1 credit hour
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine how operational carbon reduction is linked to the design of high performance buildings.
  • Define the risks of Performance Gap in buildings and how to avoid it.
  • Understand how specific design aspects of building enclosure systems contribute to the clear field R-value of building enclosure.
  • Discern the nuances of thermal finite analysis in two dimensions and three dimensions and understand when use of each is appropriate.

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