Smart Building Skins that address climate change, disaster resiliency, provide better IEQ and lower operating/environmental costs. (Environment, Energy and Sustainability Stream)

It is smart to design and construct building envelope skins that are energy efficient for lower operating costs and are resilient/durable to protect the public and reduce the environmental damage caused by climate change.  it is essential to design and build a better envelope as building skin’s are not easily replaced  and have a direct impact on building performance by reducing or eliminating the need for oversized heating/cooling equipment. Therefore, the building envelope becomes the best place for clients to invest extra effort in building skin concepts, design and construction for the best return on investment -- both short-term and long-term.  

Session Details

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Thursday, May 25th, 2017: 10:30am - 12:00pm
1.5 Structured/Core AIA LU HSW
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Session Speaker(s)

Paul Dowsett, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, CanPHI

Principal Architect, SUSTAINABLE.TO Architecture + Building

With more than two decades of local and international residential, institutional and commercial sustainable design and project management experience, Paul is uniquely qualified to lead a highly collaborative design team for projects of diverse scales, types, and complexities, as well as to provide guidance and consultation to those looking to learn more about the sustainable design process on any level. At the core of Paul’s philosophy and practice is the belief that design and construction solutions should be simple, sensitive, and sustainable.

Bob Marshall, P.Eng., BDS, LEED®AP, BD+C

Building Science Principal, Cedaridge/CertainTeed SAINT-GOBAIN

Bob is a Building Envelope Expert and has over 40 years of experience in Building Science, Sustainability, and design of new and retrofit of energy efficient durable building envelopes for all types of buildings. Bob develops client relationships and provides CODE/ISO sustainability and LEED Building Science Professional Engineering Services. Bob founded Cedaridge Services Inc. in 1996 and works with world-class innovation companies with game changing technologies. He has worked on over 50 LEED-projects and is the co-author of the LEED Durable Building credit. Dr. Ray Cole at UBC Architecture is a co-author. Bob is responsible for providing innovative solutions for the built environment.

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24-27 May 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

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