Wall Enclosure Monitoring and Performance Assessment for the Orchards at Orenco Passive House
721 NW 9th
Jonathan Smegal’s work for RDH includes laboratory research, hygrothermal modeling, field monitoring of wall performance, and forensic analysis of building failures. Jonathan has managed more than a dozen full scale field tests of wall and roof performance including test huts, test trailers, test houses, and production homes in various locations throughout North America.
The Orchards at Orenco Passive House project was constructed through the winter of 2014/2015 and occupied in the summer of 2015. Since its construction, thermal and moisture conditions have been monitored continuously in the exterior wall of four different suites, two on the north orientation and two on the south orientation. This presentation will discuss the wall construction and moisture monitoring equipment, and look at nearly two years’ worth of relative humidity, temperature and wood moisture content data. Using this measured data, we will look at the effectiveness of the continuous exterior insulation in controlling heat loss and condensation in the enclosure. We will evaluate the performance of the wall enclosure, and the implications of different variables such as higher interior relative humidity and colder climates.
Advancing Building Enclosures: Beyond Code Conformance
Seattle Art Museum
The theme for SeaBEC's 2017 symposium is, “Advancing Building Enclosure: Beyond Code Conformance.” The Symposium will focus on topics elevating building enclosure design and construction above code standards and minimums. Six hours of AIA continuing education credits are expected.
Keynote Anthony Powell, director of Antartica, A Year on Ice
From Code to Construction Marty Houston, Walsh Construction
Washington Residential Energy Codes Luke Howard and Gary Nordeen, Washington State University
Passive House in Residential Buildings Katrin Klingenberg, Passive House Institute
Passive House in Commercial Buildings Medgar Marceau, Morrison Hershfield
Code Innovations Database Chris Van Daalen, Northwest Eco-Building Guild
|Registration & Breakfast||7:00-7:45am|
|Closing & Raffle Prizes||4:30-5:00pm|
|Happy Hour / Networking||5:00-6:30pm|
Portland Ecoroof Symposium 2016
Smith Memorial Student Union Smith Ballroom, 3rd Floor 1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201
As the vegetated roofing industry continues to grow and mature, the Ecoroof Symposium will showcase the most up-to- date research on the economic and environmental impacts that green roofs provide to buildings and cities. We are honored to host London’s own Dusty Gedge as our keynote speaker, as well as a research medley on topics such as enhanced real estate value, energy impacts, and biodiversity. Panels of experts and breakout sessions offer a wealth of experience on best practices to avoid concerns, and to extend the service life of the roof membrane and vegetation. Green roof tours can provide insight into a variety of systems and approaches.
Preservation of Mid-Century Modern Building Materials Workshop
1820 NE 21st Avenue Portland, OR 97212
DoCoMoMo_Oregon and the Association for Preservation Technology, Northwest, are pleased to co-host a work- shop on Mid-Century Modern materials. The workshop will focus on materials used in the northwest through their history and case studies. The sessions will conclude with a lively discussion as to whether preserving Mid-Century Materials is less important than preserving the plan and layout of Mid-Century structures. A sack lunch will be provided to all attendees.
AFTERNOON SESSION / PANEL DISCUSSION
High Tech / Low Tech: The Evolution of Building Enclosures
Seattle Art Museum
SeaBEC will host its third one-day symposium at the Seattle Art Museum. The theme of High Tech / Low Tech: The Evolution of Building Enclosures will explore a wide range of topics including new building enclosure technologies, biomimicry, kinetic architecture, cold climate design, and life cycle assessment. Six hours of AIA, RCI, and GBCI continuing education credits will be provided (pending approval).
$100 Program Sponsorships are still available.
And the Insulation is Perfect: Physics, Ecology and High Performance Enclosures
623 SW Oak St, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97205
Lothar will make a series of expert presentations from Vancouver BC to San Francisco CA. Lothar will present how to build safe, healthy and durable constructions that maximize energy savings, minimize the risk of damage to the structure and prevent mold and rot for wood framed and masonry retrofit assemblies with in-depth discussion of building physics, including WUFI analysis and assembly options specific to our climates in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.