Mark Lawton, Senior Building Science Specialist, will be presenting on Thermal Bridges at the Deep Energy Retrofit of Buildings Forum. The Forum will focus on Technical and Business Strategies.
When buildings are renovated the energetic targets are usually kept to the minimum requirements resulting in a reduction of energy use in typical retrofit projects between 10 and 20%. Considered from the perspective of a life- cycle of a typical building this approach is a “lost opportunity.” Recent research from actual executed energy projects around the globe shows that energy reduction can exceed 50%, and that renovated buildings can cost effectively achieve the passive house standard or even approach a net zero energy status.
Formal presentations by international experts will be complemented by moderated formal and informal discussions, networking and technical exhibits demonstrating the state-of-the-art technologies and best practices used in Deep Energy Retrofit projects. This forum is designed for decision makers, public building owners, energy managers, planners, engineers, architects, energy performance companies and industry partners involved in major renovation of buildings.
This Forum is presented by the Federal Facilities Council of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in partnership with the International Energy Agency EBC Program Annex 61, US Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. General Services Administration, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the U.S. Department of Energy.