BUILDEX Vancouver + Passive House Pavilion
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0C3 Canada
Join us February 14-15 at the Vancouver Convention Centre to learn the latest insights and challenges from B.C. Passive House projects. The 475 sponsored booth will be in the Passive House Pavilion hosted by Passive House Canada.
Our Daylighting Specialist, Ben Leer, will be presenting on high performance daylighting solutions on Wednesday, Feb 14.
Intelligent Daylighting: Design without Sacrificing Performance
[ BOMI 1.0 CPD • 1.0 HSW-Sustainability Hour IDCEC Approved • AIBC 1 Core LU • 1 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]
Wednesday, Feb 14 11:30am-12:30pm.
Daylighting elements and architectural roof glass are striking and desirable building features that historically come with costly challenges such as leaks, energy loss, thermal discomfort, and condensation issues. Next generation glazing is addressing these issues and developing roof glass elements, hidden daylighting features, and aesthetically-focused window systems designed to be thermal-bridge-free, and suitable for high performance envelope needs.
Fenestration of all kinds requires special attention but is especially important in high performance buildings,where they are fulfilling more occupant needs. The potential for thermal bridging, overheating, cold air convective currents and air or water leaks can dampen or destroy the gains of free daylight and visual comfort. The designer’s challenge is to meet both the aesthetic and performance demands of the building envelope.
This seminar covers methodologies for selecting daylighting solutions, presents case studies, and lays out design considerations that apply to commercial or residential, flat or pitched roof, curtain wall systems, historic preservation retrofits and more.
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