May 2021 Monthly Meeting

Meeting Title
THERM: Analyzing the Evolution of Wall Assemblies

Live Zoom Webinar. Pre-registration is required at the link below.

Michael Meade

An introduction to the LBNL software THERM will be presented. Six wall assemblies commonly used from 2000-2020 are analyzed and described. Each assembly has performance positives and negatives and these can be shown by using the software.

We will discuss total R value of wall assemblies and dew point locations. There will be discussion of how to avoid mold and condensation in walls by proper analysis. Keeping the building warm and dry prevents mold, saves energy, and keeps occupants safe and healthy.

Mike Meade is an Architect with Hennebery Eddy Architects. He graduated from the University of Oregon, and has worked in Portland since the year 2000. He has been part of teams that have built several buildings in Portland, including OHSU Kohler Pavilion, Mercy Corps Global Headquarters, Cyan/PDX, the Vista North Pearl Condos, and the PDX Concourse E Extension.

Mike has a passion for building technology and is the Vice President of the Portland Building Enclosure Council.