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IDL - Bozeman eNEWS - April 2013 - Vol. 6 No. 4

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USGBC MT Chapter's 2013 Annual Summit

Building Performance for a Changing Environment

May 10th-11th in Billings, MT

The annual summit is an opportunity to participate in an educational workshop and four educational breakout sessions on Friday, May 10th.   Speakers include Jacob Dunn and Lauren Hemley from IDL – Boise and Tom Wood of IDL – Bozeman.  On Saturday, May 11th, there will be a Billings green building walking tour.

IDL – Boise’s Jacob Dunn and Lauren Hemley are teaching a climate design workshop.  This workshop introduces analytical climate design tools to implement passive design strategies and ensure optimum building performance for specific climates.  The following analyses and strategies will be covered during the workshop: peak cooling calculation, heating energy use, balance point calculation, cross and stack ventilation, night flush ventilation, and passive solar analysis.

IDL – Bozeman’s Tom Wood will be giving a presentation on advancements in LED lighting. Tom’s course will provide a history and basic anatomy of this lighting strategy, and overview the performance characteristics of LED’s verses standard light sources.  He will then describe the system components that are necessary for proper operation and control, as well as an overview of the appropriate application and the unique design considerations of LED’s.

These are just two of the many presentations at the summit.  Check out the USGBC Montana Chapter Website for more information about registration and events.


Fifth Annual Building Education Conference

The Fifth Annual Building Education Conference will be held in Bozeman, March 29 - April 1, 2010 at the Gran Tree Inn. 

This conference is presented for Design Professionals, Building Code Officials, Fire Officials, Residential Builders, Commercial Contractors, and other building professionals interested in learning about codes and related topics.  Registration includes lunch each day, a vender expo and social on Tueseday afternoon and evening, and gives participants opportunities to network with other professionals in the building and construction community.

This year the conference will focus on the updated versions of the state adopted building codes including International Building Code (IBC-2009), International Residential Code (IRC-2009), International Fire Code (IFC-2009), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC-2009), and more!  These classes will emphasize the numerous and sweeping changes in the newest editions currently being adopted by state and local building code jurisdictions.

Click here for registration information.