This 3-day course has been approved for 12.0 hours HSW.
This is THE workshop for anyone involved in the stewardship of existing and historic buildings, to get on board and up-to-speed with major climate action contributions. The Heritage Conservation/ Preservation community is positioned well to lead the way towards the de-carbonization of existing and historic buildings, which account for a massive share of carbon emissions. Many individuals and organizations are working to seize the technical and design tools and solutions for reuse, rehabilitation and retrofit.
Conversations about sustainable design trend disproportionately towards operational efficiency; however, amidst increasing goals of zero net carbon, it is critical to account for the environmental impacts of every stage of a building's life, including embodied value and end of life costs. Therefore, the industry needs metrics that are more comprehensive for building reuse vs. new construction.
The workshop will include a deep dive into Greenhouse Gas emissions associated with reusing and upgrading existing & historic buildings:
Embodied and Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions associated with Reuse;
Avoided Embodied and Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions associated with Reuse vs. Replacement – How does Building Reuse compare to New Construction and what are the Operational savings over time?
WORKSHOP AGENDA: Day 2 Friday, October 2 – High & Low - Techniques and Materials and Modern Heritage Retrofits
Building Assembly Breakdown 10:00am - 10:30am - Calculating Energy Transfer in Building Assemblies with Therm, and How Local Power Production Can Effect the Design World - Ed May (bldgtyp, Passive House Academy, and the North American Passive House Network)
10:30am - 11:00am - Infrared photography/thermal imaging/ Blower Door Tests – Phil Parker (RJC)
11:00am - 11:15am - Panel Discussion
11:15am - 11:30am - Break - Sponsor Content
High and Low Tech Solutions and Materials for Building Rehabilitation: Achieving (More) Carbon Reduction with (Less) 11:30am - 11:55am – Carbon Sinks: Opportunities For Carbon Dioxide Removal and Storage in Building Materials - Chris Magwood (Endeavour Centre)
11:55pm - 12:15pm – Un-Conventional: The Potential of High Tech in Preservation Retrofits - Matthew Radune (Scott Henson Architects)
12:15pm - 12:30pm - Panel discussion and Q & As
12:30pm - 12:45pm - Break - Sponsor Content
Modern Heritage Retrofits 12:45pm - 1:05pm – Brutalism goes Passive: A Passive House Retrofit for Marcel Breuer’s Pirelli Building - Lois Arena (Steven Winter Associates)
1:05pm – 1:25pm - Reglazing Modernism: Case studies on Reglazing and Overcladding of Modern buildings including the Guggenheim- Angel Ayon (Ayon Studio)