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As we move increasingly toward market-viable net-zero buildings with initiatives like ASHRAE Vision 2020 and the AIA 2030 Commitment, we must reevaluate how typical building components affect a facility’s energy efficiency. Energy savings and thermal comfort gained from an increase in air movement is an important new consideration in building efficiency and energy conservation. Greg Phipps, Test Engineer at the Big Ass Fan Company, will discuss how incorporating air movement in new building designs allows reduced air conditioning capacity and ductwork, opening up ceiling space. He will also address the ventilation and energy saving benefits of air movement, and will provide an in-depth review of two recent projects that demonstrate exceptional air movement strategy: Oakland Unified School District and Locust Trace High School.
After participating in this webinar attendees will:
1. Be able to explain the impact of thermal comfort through increased air movement (LEED NC IEQc6.2
2. Learn how improved distribution of air increases the effectiveness of ventilation and comfort systems (LEED NC IEQc2)
3. Comprehend the energy modeling of systems with a component of elevated air speed (LEED NC EAc1)
4. Understand the impact of elevated air speed as a part of a thermal comfort system on building energy performance. (LEED NC EAc1)
Presenter: Greg Phipps, Test Engineer, Big Ass Fans
Moderators: Jennifer Wickwire, AIA, CAFM Advisory Group Member
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