Thermal Resilience as a Retrofit Metric

This session will discuss thermal resilience as a benefit of passive building strategies, and its impact on occupant safety during an outage situation. The session will explore modeling methods to determine how the building will “float” during an outage, and discuss how keeping occupants safe and the space habitable during an outage can be used as a retrofit design metric.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Room / Location:
Marina 1

CEU Information: 

BOC: 1 credit hour
BPI: 1 credit hour
GBCI: 1 credit hour (BD+C, ID+C, WELL)
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:

  • Explain how passive building strategies can reduce loads so that heating can be met with internal gain.
  • Evaluate the relationship between human physiology and thermal comfort metrics.
  • Use energy modeling to test passive survivability.
  • Explore cost optimization and affordability of passive survivable design using lifecycle cost analysis.

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