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SeaBEC Monthly Meeting: Building Envelope Commissioning and LEEDv4
April 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
Learn how the updates to LEEDv4 affect Building Envelope Commissioning at the April SeaBEC (Building Enclosure Council) monthly meeting.
Steve Vinci, Senior Sustainability Consultant and Building Envelope Commissioning Practice Lead, will present on how the changes affect building performance going forward.
The Commissioning process has historically attached itself to the active systems, leaving the primarily passive envelope systems undefined and unchecked.
However, due to the significant changes in City and State Energy Codes across the US addressing envelope design requirements to meet air leakage control and thermal performance targets, a new light has been directed at the importance of commissioning the passive systems.
The code changes are requiring designers and contractors to deliver higher performance of their buildings, especially from the building envelope.
Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) is a topic that will enable designers to be prepared for the new changes being implemented in LEED v4, as well as stay current on how certain building envelope assemblies perform related to energy performance while ensuring long-term durability.
Commissioning the building envelope is quickly receiving greater recognition as a critical element in achieving optimal building performance.
5:00-5:30 PM: Networking/Refreshments
5:30-5:45 PM: SeaBEC Business & Announcements
5:45-7:00 PM: Speaker presentation
Attendance for monthly SeaBEC meetings is free to members. Non-members may attend for a $10 entrance fee.