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Zak World of Façades USA: Design Implications of Envelope Backstops in Energy Code
The Zak World of Façades is the 87th edition globally and the first edition in Seattle which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions. Join us on March 31, 2022.
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Session Overview: Zak World of Façades USA: Design Implications of Envelope Backstops in Energy Code
This presentation will provide an introduction of envelope backstops in energy codes like the 2018 Seattle and Washington State Energy code and their intent of maximizing the thermal performance of the building envelope. Understanding how this will challenge the current design of high-rise developments relaying on traditional unitized glazing system as the primary enclosure system. Exploring how new approaches to the design of unitized glazing system are being developed to meet and exceed the current energy code requirements and achieve Passive House level performance.
This session will be presented by Stéphane P. Hoffman, M. Arch., M. Eng., P. Eng.