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The Science Behind High Performance Building Enclosures - 3 Credit Seminar

2017.11.29 - ROXUL EDC New York - Lorne Ricketts Enclosure Design for High Performance Building from ROXUL

ROXUL® Building Science, Dörken Systems and RDH Building Science Laboratories’ Lorne Ricketts discussd and shared in resolving common problems related to high performance building design and Passive House construction. This half-day seminar provided 3 CONTINUING EDUCATION LEARNING UNITS and reviewed the following learning objectives:

  1. Identify building enclosure challenges to meeting stringent energy codes and Passive House standard

  2. Recognize and understand critical design principles and strategies to meet high energy performance targets

  3. Understand the in-situ performance of building enclosure materials and systems with respect to airtightness

  4. Gain awareness of emerging issues and trends in building enclosure design that may influence design decisions and building performance.

Featured Speaker: Lorne Ricketts, MASc, P.Eng

Lorne Ricketts is a building science engineer specializing in new buildings, forensic investigations, and research work. His broad experience includes design consulting, field review, building monitoring and testing programs, and product testing and development. Lorne takes an active role in industry education having worked to produce numerous technical guidance and research documents, and he is an accomplished presenter having spoken at numerous conference and industry events across North America.

In addition to his work with RDH, Lorne is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia where he teaches building science in the Department of Civil Engineering.


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Registration & Light Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Welcome & Introductions

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm High Performance Design Principles and Strategies

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm In-Situ Building Enclosure Performance, Issues and Trends

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Social & Networking Gathering


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