Navigating Building Energy Performance Standards

Date: Tuesday, May 17

Time: 2:45pm – 4:15pm

Education Stream: Energy

Location: Pacific Suite

Presentation provided by: Cascadia Windows

Presentation Title: Navigating Building Energy Performance Standards

Presentation Description:

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.

This presentation explores a more comprehensive and integrated approach to envelope and fenestration energy performance, with a focus on ways to cost-optimize energy-efficiency at a whole-building scale.

Through a review of the BC Step Code & the Seattle Energy Code-2018, this presentation will demonstrate how a ‘building-envelope-first’ design approach can help meet emerging BEPS as well as offset costs associated with high-performance materials.

Presenter: Michael Bousfield, Technical Director at Cascadia

Presenter’s Bio:

Michael Bousfield, technical director at Cascadia Windows & Doors, is one of North America’s most well-versed technologists in fiberglass window and door technology. Involved in developing the world’s first Passive House certified fiberglass window as well as the world’s first fiberglass window wall, Michael works closely with Cascadia’s commercial and residential clients creating custom solutions for high-performance fenestration systems.