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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.

Join the next Envelope Technology Research Team Meeting

  • 1.  Join the next Envelope Technology Research Team Meeting

    Posted 04-26-2018 11:39

    Join the next Envelope Technology Research Team Meeting – a Virtual Technology Showcase Featuring Shading Attachments, Air Barrier Technologies, and Resources for Building Enclosure Commissioning


    When:  Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 2-3pm ET



    About the Technology Showcase:

    During this 60-minute webinar, the Envelope Technology Research Team will host industry experts Mike Hatten from Solarc Energy Group and Laverne Dalgleish from the Air Barriers Association of America (ABAA).  Mr. Hatten will present on advancements with window shading attachments, their performance, and best applications looking at examples from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance's BetterBricks program.  Mr. Dalgleish will share information on value of air barrier technologies, what products to specify, their performance, and best practices for installation.  We will close the Showcase with Dr. Simon Pallin from ORNL providing an update on best practices, tools, and guidance for conducting Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx).


    Seeking Volunteers and Project Data

    The Envelope Technology Research Team is seeking volunteers to provide information on results from your envelope projects and installations. If you are interested in sharing your data, please email us with details on the type of project (windows, roof, or wall), the average energy savings ($ or KWh) per project – if known; and any additional performance benefits you'd be willing to share. 


    For more information on the Envelope Technology Research Team, visit the Better Buildings Solutions webpage.

    Maggie Brown
    Specialist, Knowledge Communities
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC