Energy Modeling for Architects: Friday, May 23

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What your energy consultant should know and isn’t teaching you.

*Presentation posted- see below*

Are you excited about the idea of understanding the underlying science and calculations of heat transfer and solar gain and how that informs building energy modeling tools? Rather than equating energy modeling with Title 24 energy code compliance, you have the power to leverage these tools to help optimize the energy performance of buildings, maximize thermal comfort for occupants, and ultimately create a truly successful project. In this talk Katy Hollbacher, Principal of Beyond Efficiency, will do some myth-busting and help make sense of topics that can sometimes seem to be overwhelmingly complex–but are often surprisingly simple. Join us this Friday at AIA East Bay!

Date: Friday, May 23, 2014
Time: Noon – 1:30PM
Location: AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA
Cost: Free and open to all!
1.5 CES LUs

AIA Learning Objectives: participants will

  • examine how conventional approaches to architectural design can contribute to excess energy use, and acquire a new understanding of heat flow dynamics in buildings and be challenged to apply this knowledge to optimize energy performance of projects.
  • contrast standard code-level building assemblies with high-performance assemblies, and calculate their contributions to heating demands and energy usage.
  • compare a variety of window specifications and shading approaches and demonstrate the significant impacts those choices can have on a building’s energy performance.
  • contrast a variety of energy-related metrics such as: average heating and cooling demands, peak heating and cooling loads, and total heating and cooling energy usage.
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