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CxEnergy 2020: Make OPRs Great Again
April 6, 2020 - April 9, 2020
The number one building commissioning & energy management conference is back and we are discussing all things project-related. Join us from April 6-9 to explore the role of designers and how the translation of Owner’s Project Requirements and system choices influences overall building design and performance.
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Conference Session Overview: Make OPRs Great Again
It is often thought that Owner’s Project Requirements (OPRs) are solely related to commissioning or meeting a LEED requirement, and they are quickly forgotten after the design phase. They may be created to match the design when it’s time to submit, or copied from project to project without much thought about the potential influence they have on the design and lifecycle of the project. New requirements from cities and green building rating systems are being introduced that will impact design as increased scrutiny on performance related to resiliency, health, energy and carbon are now the driving forces of local codes.
This hands-on session will explore how OPRs are an important tool across all project phases to achieve high-performance, low energy, low carbon projects that exceed the demands of ever-changing code requirements. The audience will help develop an OPR as the presenters facilitate and discuss the compromises and implications of the group’s decisions. The exercise explores the designer’s role and how the translation of the OPR and system choices influences the overall building design and performance. Attendees will learn how to effectively engage themselves and their clients in the OPR process and provide them with new tools when evaluating new technologies, materials and strategies related to achieving holistic sustainability goals for future designs/projects.
It will be presented by Stevan Vinci, CET, LEED Fellow, BECxP, CxA+BE, LFA, and Michael Flemming PE, LEED AP, CxA, CEM, Interface Engineering.