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 http://buildingsciencelabs.com/presentations.
Details about continuing education credits are available on event registration pages.
September 18 – The Evolution of Energy Performance
Until recently, actually designing and building sustainable buildings has been mostly a voluntary effort, dependent on client interest in pursuing the latest labeling system. British Columbia, the City of Vancouver and the City of Toronto are now bringing out the “sticks” of regulation, including energy performance targets that specifically address the energy demands as well as energy consumption of buildings.
In this presentation, Steve Kemp and Marine Sanchez will look at primarily non-Part 9 buildings and the design direction they have used to achieve low energy targets, from highly insulated enclosures, to highly tweaked HVAC kit, and back again to enclosures that enable high-performance HVAC.
Coming Up in October – Building Science and Environmental Health
In October, Connie Tzou from RDH’s Boston office will be a guest presenter and share her research on building science and environmental health. More details coming soon…
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