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Distance Learning

Kalzip: Specifying High Performance Standing Seam Metal Roof

ONLINE AND IN PERSON - FREE - 1 HOUR

This presentation (1 LFs) will include the following points of interest:

Recent Projects / Metal Roofing History / Modern Rollforming Process / Panel Types and Design Options / Available Materials and Finishes / Typical Details and Assembly / Role of the Installer / Key Specification Points


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RDH Building Science Inc: Best Practice Enclosure Design for Mass Timber Buildings

ONLINE - ON DEMAND

$46.00 CAD | $35.00 USD

Architects and developers are attracted to mass timber for many reasons, including the construction speed of mass timber projects, the opportunity for carbon sequestration, and the aesthetic appeal of mass timber construction. The use of mass timber also brings some challenges not faced by more conventional building systems and enclosure products that require the designer to apply careful attention and additional foresight to mass timber projects. This self-paced e-learning course is designed to educate the industry on best practice enclosure design principles for mass timber enclosures, including roofs, walls, balconies, and floor/soffit conditions. 

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RDH Building Science Inc: Deep Dive into Rain screens Session 1: The Introduction

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

WEBINAR • FREE • 1 HOUR

What exactly is a rain screen wall? This session will unpack common questions and confusion around a rain screen wall assembly and the role it plays in wall performance. The presentation will provide an overview of rain screen wall design, components, and the characteristics of good performance. Attendees will learn what characteristics define a rain screen wall; how to describe the components of a rain screen wall and their functions; how to identify research-backed design best practices for typical rain screen walls; and what heat, air, and moisture control considerations are common for rain screen walls. 

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RDH Building Science Inc: Historic Westinghouse HQ: The Path to Net-Zero Carbon - (On demand recording only)

ONLINE - ON DEMAND 

$27.00

Reducing emissions through building retrofits is a central pillar to curbing greenhouse gas emissions. In this talk, Kristen Yee Loong, David Riley, and Drew Hauser will share the design journey of the Westinghouse HQ heritage building retrofit in Hamilton, Ontario. The team will discuss the data-driven process used in pursuit of a net-zero carbon operating emissions goal while addressing common project considerations such as future-proofing for design upgrades, embodied carbon avoidance, making the business case for a zero-carbon retrofit, and how carbon pricing and energy consumption impact life cycle cost analyses.

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RDH Building Science: Rainscreens: When, Where, and Why? (Video Recording Only)

ONLINE - ON DEMAND 

$27.00

In this session, John Straube reaches back to the basics of design to explore the definition and five fundamental parts of a rainscreen before taking learners through a regional exploration of when, where, and why rainscreen technology is appropriate for different building exposures and typologies. This session is introductory enough for newcomers to appreciate but detailed enough to remind seasoned professionals why we continue to use this technology and the pitfalls to avoid when implementing this design approach. Those attending the session will have access to John’s recommended reading list for rainscreen design and will have the opportunity to ask John their questions on the topic.

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Cascadia Windows & Doors: Mind the Gap: Better exterior wall performance through cladding attach

Many North American jurisdictions are moving beyond ASHRAE performance requirements for exterior wall assemblies, shifting instead to a holistic, building energy performance standard (BEPS) approach. A line-item-by-line-item approach no longer yields the best results. Instead, component performance needs to be viewed across multiple facets to build high-performance exterior wall assemblies. This presentation discusses the impacts of thermal bridging on compliance with emerging building energy performance standards (BEPS), as well as ASHRAE.

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Cascadia Windows & Doors: Combustible Windows & Façade Components in Non-Combustible Construction – Testing, Research, and Expanding Methods for Compliance

We desperately need better energy efficiency from building enclosures, from both windows and insulated wall assemblies. Today, the best products and components to enable this are generally made from low conductivity materials. Most of these materials also happen to be combustible—at least, to some extent. Even so, combustible components such as cladding supports and window frames can be safely used in non-combustible construction. For new products that lead the industry for enabling better energy efficiency, a creative and careful approach is required for demonstrate safe use and code compliance. There is rarely a defined path to code compliance. Testing, engineering, and often fire code consulting is required by manufacturers or project teams. 

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Cascadia Windows & Doors: An Active Approach to Passive House Windows

As the focus on building energy performance continues to grow in many jurisdictions across North America, the interest in the Passive House standard is growing as well. For the uninitiated, this standard can seem daunting, especially when it comes to incorporating manufactured components, such as windows. But window configuration and calculations in Passive House projects dont have to be overwhelming.

Through a review of window materials and configurations, this presentation outlines options for meeting the Passive House standard, as well as opportunities to cost-optimize high-performance fenestration. 

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Cascadia Windows & Doors: Navigating Emerging Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS)

More and more jurisdictions are implementing Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) to help address the poor energy efficiency of buildings—a key contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and overall energy consumption.

While some of these new standards may seem restrictive or simply adding costs, many in fact offer increased design flexibility. But to capitalize on the opportunity, it requires a change in design thinking. 

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Cascadia Windows & Doors: Tackling Window Pain: Understanding the Benefits of High-Performance Fenestration

As jurisdictions across North America introduce more stringent building energy performance standards (BEPS)—such as the BC Step Code and Seattle 2018 update—developers, architects, and contractors are left wondering the best way to meet the new benchmarks while controlling costs.

This presentation delves into modern high-performance fenestration products, providing a high-level overview of what makes a product ‘high-performance’, benefits of high-performance fenestration in the world of emerging BEPS, plus real-world project examples.

Through a review of window materials and configurations, this presentation outlines the impacts of fenestration on a building envelope’s overall performance, as well as opportunities to cost-optimize high-performance fenestration. 

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Cascadia Windows & Doors: Mind the Gap: Better exterior wall performance through cladding attach

Many North American jurisdictions are moving beyond ASHRAE performance requirements for exterior wall assemblies, shifting instead to a holistic, building energy performance standard (BEPS) approach. A line-item-by-line-item approach no longer yields the best results. Instead, component performance needs to be viewed across multiple facets to build high-performance exterior wall assemblies. This presentation discusses the impacts of thermal bridging on compliance with emerging building energy performance standards (BEPS), as well as ASHRAE.

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Cascadia Windows & Doors: An Active Approach to Passive House Windows

As the focus on building energy performance continues to grow in many jurisdictions across North America, the interest in the Passive House standard is growing as well. For the uninitiated, this standard can seem daunting, especially when it comes to incorporating manufactured components, such as windows. But window configuration and calculations in Passive House projects dont have to be overwhelming.

Through a review of window materials and configurations, this presentation outlines options for meeting the Passive House standard, as well as opportunities to cost-optimize high-performance fenestration. 

Read More

Cascadia Windows & Doors: Tackling Window Pain: Understanding the Benefits of High-Performance Fenestration

As jurisdictions across North America introduce more stringent building energy performance standards (BEPS)—such as the BC Step Code and Seattle 2018 update—developers, architects, and contractors are left wondering the best way to meet the new benchmarks while controlling costs.

This presentation delves into modern high-performance fenestration products, providing a high-level overview of what makes a product ‘high-performance’, benefits of high-performance fenestration in the world of emerging BEPS, plus real-world project examples.

Through a review of window materials and configurations, this presentation outlines the impacts of fenestration on a building envelope’s overall performance, as well as opportunities to cost-optimize high-performance fenestration. 

Read More

Cascadia Windows & Doors: Combustible Windows & Façade Components in Non-Combustible Construction – Testing, Research, and Expanding Methods for Compliance

We desperately need better energy efficiency from building enclosures, from both windows and insulated wall assemblies. Today, the best products and components to enable this are generally made from low conductivity materials. Most of these materials also happen to be combustible—at least, to some extent. Even so, combustible components such as cladding supports and window frames can be safely used in non-combustible construction. For new products that lead the industry for enabling better energy efficiency, a creative and careful approach is required for demonstrate safe use and code compliance. There is rarely a defined path to code compliance. Testing, engineering, and often fire code consulting is required by manufacturers or project teams. 

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Passive House Canada: ONLINE: A Pattern Language from Passive House

How to Design and Build High-Performance Multi-Unit Buildings at the Lowest Possible Cost

“A Pattern Language from Passive House” is an interactive workshop that teaches cost-effective planning and design of affordable, low-emission, mid-rise, multi-unit, wood-framed housing."

Dates

Day 1: Wednesday October 23, 2024 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT) each day

Day 2: Wednesday October 30, 2024 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT) each day

Day 3: Wednesday November 6, 2024 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT) each day

Day 4: Wednesday November 13, 2024 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT) each day

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