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Reminder to register for Green to Green: Opportunities for more Energy-Efficient Building Retrofits


November 11, 2005
by Canadian Architect

Only 19 days left to register for the November 30, 2005 session held in Toronto, Ontario. Spend a day learning how to save weeks of research on best practices for renovating buildings. This course looks beyond the simple replacement of mechanical systems and reviews a wide range of options that can be undertaken to achieve a holistic, integrated energy-saving retrofit.

This full day course is intended for Architects, Engineers, Building Professionals, Owners and Facility Managers who are interested in incorporating energy efficiency goals into building retrofits. Topics include project management and process strategies, building/energy audits, and energy retrofit strategies for electrical, HVAC and building envelopes and how these individual elements impact on each other in a building “system.” The course will provide participants with the knowledge to make the best decisions for implementing strategies in retrofit projects. Registration begins at 8:00am, and the course starts at 8:30am.

Participants will develop an awareness of various retrofit strategies, including:

Understanding building energy use — what is really using the most energy
Building/Energy Audits
Building Envelope retrofits — durability and the impact/assessment of retrofits
Best practices for enclosure retrofits
Lighting retrofits
Daylighting strategies for existing buildings
Upgrading HVAC systems
Project and process management

All participants will receive:

Information on Government financial assistance programs implemented under Canada’s commitment to Kyoto
Checklists and decision matrixes for use when designing building retrofits
Case Studies presented and lessons learned

Course Instructors are as follows:

Stephen Kemp, M.A.Sc., P.Eng. is a sustainable consultant with Enermodal Engineering, a firm committed to the facilitation and design of high performance, low-energy buildings. Steve has played key roles in not only designing low-energy buildings that address indoor environmental quality, but has also developed enabling tools for meeting sustainable goals, including professional training course and software tools.

Joanne McCallum, FRAIC, B.A., M.E. Des. Arch., OAA is a founding partner of McCallum Sather Architects and continues to refine the integration of sustainable design principles into projects, resulting in buildings which are not only aesthetically pleasing but are highly energy-efficient and are characterized by superior indoor air quality.

John Straube, Ph.D. is a founding partner of Balanced Solutions and is deeply involved in the areas of building enclosure design, moisture physics, and whole building performance as a consultant, researcher, and educator. He is a faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering and the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, where he teaches courses in structural design and building science to both disciplines.

Greg Sather, MRAIC, B.Arch., OAA is a founding partner of McCallum Sather Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional. Greg’s focus over the past two decades has been building envelope design and detailing with an emphasis on energy efficiency and long-term wall performance. He has presented the design of the building envelope for 77 Governor’s Road to a number of groups including the Ontario Building Envelope Council in 2003. The project still ranks as one of the most energy efficient and best performing multi-residential high-rise building in Canada.

Chris Schumacher, B.Arch., B.A.Sc. has worked as a forensic building science investigator, a manager of building enclosure system research and development, building design facilitator and a university level building science course instructor. Chris has been responsible for several leading-edge research projects on improving the understanding the movement of heat and moisture within the building enclosure, the sensitivity of materials and systems to moist conditions, and the development of construction details to maximize the durability enclosure.

For more information, please visit www.raic.org.



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