Bridge the Divide: Envelope and HVAC Design Integration

  • Thursday, October 05, 2017
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • DIRTT Chicago Showroom, 325 N. Wells (10th Floor), Chicago

Registration for this event is available at

USGBC-Illinois members use discount code OCT5PARTNER to save $5!

The design of a building’s exterior envelope affects performance from day one and often remains unaltered throughout the building’s life. When it comes to energy efficiency and occupant comfort, the envelope arguably has the greatest impact. Optimized envelope designs create the opportunity for simplified and more efficient HVAC systems, and balance first costs. During this event, we’ll discuss how to effectively leverage building science throughout the architectural design process to achieve long-lasting, healthy, high-performance buildings.

As a result of this event, you will be able to:

  • Explain how occupant comfort and energy performance interact.
  • Describe high performance thermal envelope design strategies.
  • Discuss tools that predict façade comfort implications and energy impacts.
  • Explain design strategies and approaches to improve envelope and HVAC performance.

Who should attend?
Architects, building owners, developers, mechanical and electrical engineers, project managers, general contractors, energy efficiency specialists, commissioning authorities, and anyone involved and interested in high-performance building design.

Andrea Love, AIA, LEED Fellow
Director of Building Science at Payette


3:30-4:00 PM: Registration
4:00-7:00 PM: Program and Reception

The registration fee for attending this event is $15 and $10 for USGBC-Illinois members (enter promo code OCT5PARTNER to receive $5 off). This fee includes a reception with light appetizers and refreshments. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

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Event Sponsor:

ComEd Energy Efficiency Program

In partnership with:

AIA Chicago




USGBC Illinois

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