Live LAB Events

Learning About Building Science (LAB) Events begin as live (and often lively!) monthly events hosted by RDH Building Science Laboratories. LAB Events are training and networking opportunities intended for architects, engineers, and anyone interested in building science. They are interactive and casual – our goal is to take high-quality research and building science principles and make them fun!

We hold LAB Events at our laboratory in Waterloo, Ontario, and webcast them live for those outside the local area. You can find the links to register below. Recordings of popular and important presentations can be found in our on-demand LAB Events courses. If you’ve attended a recent LAB Event and are looking for the slides, a link will be sent by email. You can also check

Details about continuing education credits are available on event registration pages.

August 15 – Not So Elementary: Towards Net-Zero Schools

Can net-zero energy schools be achieved at a reasonable cost? Yes, with the right approach. Designing or retrofitting a school building is a complex process with many stakeholders and budgetary constraints. But as with any net-zero project, understanding the science behind low-energy buildings can help guide the design process and ensure that project requirements are met. Discussion will focus on balancing requirements for the building enclosure, HVAC, and renewable energy systems, as taking a whole-building perspective is critical.

In-person only (Waterloo, Ontario), 5:30-7:30pm EDT:
Online (live webcast from Waterloo, Ontario), 5:45-7:15pm EDT:

September – Building Science Behind the Scenes

In September, Chris Schumacher will lead a behind-the-scenes look at some of the tests and equipment used to advance building science knowledge and inform design.

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