High-Performance Commercial Building Envelope Design and Construction
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Monday, December 4, 2023
9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST
Presented by Daniel A. Huard
The High-Performance Building Envelope as Part of a Whole-Building System
- Defining the building envelope and identifying its functions
- Functions of the high-performing building envelope
- Setting performance goals
- Metrics for measuring performance
Relationship between Envelope Performance, Building Codes and Energy Efficiency
- Building code requirements
- Energy code requirements
- Energy efficiency and carbon reduction goals
- Materials and operation
- Energy modeling
Foundations and Floors
- Designing the foundation
- Below-grade habitable space
- Waterproofing and water management
- Air barriers and insulation
- Framing and insulation
- Exterior cladding
- Vapor and moisture control
- Thermal bridging
- Connections and penetrations
- Evaluating roof styles
- Vapor and moisture control
- Roofing materials
- Cool roofs
Doors and Windows
- Entry doors
- Overhead doors
Commissioning and Case Studies
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:
6.5 HSW LUs (AIA)
Daniel A. HuardCo-Founder and Principal of Humann Building Solutions, LLC in Las Vegas, NV
Mr. Huard received a mechanical engineering degree from Niagara College and bachelor and master of architecture and master of Urban Planning degrees from SUNY at Buffalo. He holds multiple professional accreditations including LEED AP O+M as well as LEED AP BD+C from Green Business Certification Inc. He was elevated to LEED Fellow in 2017 and additionally is a WELL Faculty member. Mr. Huard’s professional expertise has contributed to numerous domestic and international high-performance building, sustainable and restorative development projects as well as international events including Greenbuild, WaterBuild, Global Health & Wellness Summit, Living Future unConference, WaterSmart Innovations, Advanced Energy Conference, Energy Management Congress, CAPAC and G2E to name a few. Humann Building Solutions focuses on all aspects of green building and development globally including professional program and project management, construction management, green building consulting, ASHRAE-ANSI Accredited Commissioning Provision, and WELL Health-Safety Rating in addition to building certifications, operational optimization, project validation, investment grade auditing, and net zero and net positive systems designs and implementations.
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Course Title: High-Performance Commercial Building Envelope Design and Construction
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 6.5-hour course focuses on the purpose, design and requirements of high-performing commercial building envelopes. The course will explain the importance, functions and code requirements of a high-performing envelopes before analyzing the specific materials and design parameters of foundations, floors, walls, roofs, doors and windows. The course concludes with a review on building commissioning and relevant case studies.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define the building envelope, identify functions of high-performing envelopes, set performance goals and utilize metrics for measuring performance.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to analyze proper foundation design, including below-grade habitable space, and adopt methods of waterproofing and water management.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss best practices and materials for framing, insulation, exterior cladding and vapor and moisture control.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to locate, reference and comply with building code and energy code requirements, as well as additional efficiency and carbon reduction goals.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with commercial design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 10/04/2026
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