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Building Enclosures and Holistic Design for Energy Efficiency

A Performance.Network training
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 12:30 pm to Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 1:30 pm

Building Energy Exchange/Online

About the Event

Building enclosure systems - walls, roofs, fenestrations, etc. - can have a significant impact on building energy performance. However, their impact can vary greatly depending on the building type, primary occupancy, and internal load profiles. This presentation discusses the basics of energy design for building enclosures, including strategies for avoiding thermal bridges, maximizing insulation effectiveness, and detailing air barrier systems. 

Sean O'Brien, Principal & Head of Building Technology, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Mr. O'Brien works in the NYC office of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, a national design and consulting firm specializing in buildings and building enclosures. Mr. O'Brien specializes in building science and building envelope performance, including computer simulation of heat, air, moisture migration, and energy efficiency issues. Sean has investigated and designed repairs for a wide variety of building types and has published paper on topics including moisutre migration in masonry wall systems and condensation resistance of windows and curtain walls. he holds a bachelors and masters degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and is a licensed professional engineer in 16 states. He is also a member of ASHRAE, the New York Chapter of AIA, and co-chair of the New York City Building Enclosure Council. 

This training is organized by Performance.Network. For more information including registration, visit their event page here


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