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The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.

Commercial Energy Code Design- Building Thermal Envelope Provisions

  • 1.  Commercial Energy Code Design- Building Thermal Envelope Provisions

    Posted 08-04-2015 11:58
    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussion Forums: Committee on the Environment and Technical Design for Building Performance Knowledge Community .

    Please join us for a great webinar on commercial energy code design from our friends at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM ET.

    Earn 1.5 AIA LUs with this intermediate-level overview of the building thermal envelope provisions of the latest national voluntary consensus standard model energy codes for cost savings, reduced energy consumption, and the conservation of natural resources.

    Changes to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013 & the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) commercial provisions impact the design of commercial and high-rise residential buildings - including windows, doors and skylights, thermal envelope materials and technologies, and HVAC equipment.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand the different compliance paths & methods applied to the building's thermal envelope. 
    2. Learn the differences between new construction, additions, alterations, and repairs. 
    3. Become familiar with the mandatory requirements for the building thermal envelope. 
    4. Learn the differences between ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013 and the 2015 IECC commercial building thermal envelope provisions. 


    David Conover - Sr. Technical Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) 
    Pam Cole - Research Scientist, Energy Policy & Economics Group, PNNL


    Paul Karrer - Manager, AIA Building Codes Policy

    For more information, please see the online flyer. Register here online.

    Isabella Rosse
    AIA Knowledge
    Washington DC