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.