Monday, September 10, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
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This presentation focuses on the new energy guidelines and how to make tight houses meet the ASHRAE Health Based Standard 62.2 related to fresh air requirements.
Speakers Camilo Parra, AIA, and Polly Ledvina, PhD, LEED AP Homes, discuss different climatic regions and passive design strategies for these regions. They outline the energy guidelines that apply to new house construction in the United States and review how some of the guidelines are not region specific. They discuss problems associated with achieving the energy guidelines with a house’s mechanical system and how these problems can be overcome. Lastly, they explain the ASHRAE Standard relative to fresh air. Stephen Schreiber, FAIA, moderates.
This September 10, 2012 presentation is a part of the ongoing Housing Knowledge Community research webinar series. View the complete series archive.
- Identify the different climatic regions of the United States and learn about passive design strategies for these regions.
- Review the new energy codes that pertain to new house construction.
- Understand how energy guidelines affect the residential mechanical system.
- Learn how to achieve the ASHRAE Standard related to fresh air requirements.
- Overview of climatic regions of United States/ World
- Passive design strategies for these different climatic regions
- Problems of passive design strategies in urban areas/ mechanical system
- Overview of residential mechanical system
- Energy guidelines: IECC 2009/LEED for Homes/Energy Star v 3.0
- Examples of how some of these guidelines are not regions specific
- Energy guidelines & the residential mechanical system
- Problems with the tight house
- How to achieve the ASHRAE 62.2 standard in the tight house
Camilo Parra, AIA has a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and in 1998 founded a design and development company, Parra Design Group, Ltd. Since then he has developed over 200 townhouses in the inner city of Houston, Texas. Parra Design Group was one of the first developers in Houston to build speculative housing that is LEED certified. Camilo is an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Architecture at Prairie View A&M University where he teaches design and construction with an emphasis on sustainability. An active member of the American Institute of Architects, Camilo has served on the Board of Directors of the Houston Chapter and on the Advisory Committee of the Young Architects Forum.
Polly Ledvina, PhD is a certified HERS rater and LEED for Homes Green Rater with extensive knowledge and experience in architecture and the biological sciences. She earned a BA in Biology from Boston University, a MArch from the University of Houston and a PhD in Biochemistry from Rice University. Her diverse background has been brought to use in several local environmental health studies and regularly serves the interdisciplinary needs and purposes of project teams pursuing LEED and Energy Star certification. Polly has extensive teaching experience in architecture and biology at the university level. Her contributions in the field of sustainability have been honored by the local and state chapters of the Sierra Club, AIA Houston, Texas Society of Architects among others.
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