Energy prices and technologies have changed – your building systems should too.
At nearly 75 years old, New York City's largest apartment complex, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, continues to raise the bar for sustainability and energy-efficient retrofits. The past decade has been particularly transformative and noteworthy for the strategic emphasis placed on improving building performance. The 500-plus staff members at the complex have worked with Steven Winter Associates to achieve the highest levels of energy efficiency and sustainability, all while housing a population that is the size of a small city.
To help the District achieve its ambitious climate commitments, create jobs, and grow its economy, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), under the leadership of Mayor Muriel Bowser, has developed a new High-Performance Building Hub to provide critical hands-on assistance to the District’s real estate community and building industry professionals affected by the law. Steven Winter Associates Inc., as well as ARUP, the Building Energy Exchange, and New Buildings Institute completed a needs assessment of the specific training, capacity buildings, support, and technical assistance needs of the District’s building owners and the consultants they rely on; such as architects, contractors, facility managers, property managers, and real estate brokers.
This webinar will examine the unique considerations of building enclosure design for wood-frame multi-family and commercial projects. It will break enclosure design into its main control layer topics: cladding systems, moisture protection, thermal control and air barriers. Each of these control layers will be addressed, including product options, assembly and detailing strategies, continuity, inspections, and how each control layer affects the others. Participants can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the guiding principles of enclosure design, the variety of products, assemblies and details that can achieve desired performance, and the construction phase know-how to ensure that pen and paper details translate to real-world results.
While health has always been a part of sustainability, exciting new data (and some scary findings) are driving rapid change to a health-motivated perspective in the green buildings industry. Most building scientists and green building consultants are not public health experts, but a variety of tools exist in the marketplace that can help translate building strategies into positive health outcomes. This session is designed to empower people who ‘only speak buildings’ to start ‘speaking human health’ today, using the best parts of tools available.