Building Envelope Assessment
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
41 slots available
Training Overview:

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In this class, we will learn how to assess the most common commercial building envelope assemblies for energy saving opportunities.  We will also discuss challenges and potential risks with envelope improvements, how to identify and mitigate them. Finally, we will discuss the tools used to evaluate and prioritize building envelope opportunities in an existing commercial or institutional building.  

Event Benefits:

In this class, we will learn how to assess the most common commercial building envelope assemblies for energy saving opportunities.  We will also discuss challenges and potential risks with envelope improvements, how to identify and mitigate them. Finally, we will discuss the tools used to evaluate and prioritize building envelope opportunities in an existing commercial or institutional building.  

Who Should Attend:

All vendors, and End-Users associated with EVERSOURCE and NGRID.

 

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Agenda:
  1. Identification of building envelope opportunities
    1. R-value and diminishing returns
      1. Identifying insulation types
    2. Air tightness, stack effect, wind, and HVAC pressurization
    3. Solar gain and orientation
    4. Surface area
    5. Below grade areas
    6. Mass effects
    7. Local climate - Heating or cooling dominant
  2. Typical Opportunities
  3. Exterior insulation, walls and foundation
  4. Interior insulation, walls and foundation
  5. Attic air sealing
  6. Air sealing - general
  7. Attic insulation
  8. HVAC equip in attic 
  9. New and retrofit windows- single pane glass and glass block
  10. Insulating basements and crawlspaces
  11. Roof insulation
  12. Uninsulated concrete or CMU above grade
  13. Unresolved water leaks
  14. Active or potential condensation
  15. Existing Masonry or Stone
  16. Changes in air tightness
  17. Existing conditions
  18. Obstacles and potential risks to a retrofit
    1. Specialized spaces
    2. Hazardous materials
  19. Access to implement the retrofit
  20. Approach and Tools for an Envelope Audit
  21. Visual inspection
  22. Additional tools
  23. Filling out the weatherization spreadsheet
Tools & References:

Available in class.

Speaker:
Jon Haehnel
Workshop Cost:
$0.00
Registration Details:

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University of Massachusetts Department of Mach. & Ind. Engineering
160 Governors Dr. Amherst, MA 01003-9265
Attn. Alberto Morales

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