Thermal Bridging Impacts on Offices (Curtain Wall Construction)

Sponsored by NYSERDA
1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 ICC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe 2020 ECCCNYS building enclosure thermal performance requirements for curtainwall and storefront assembly types.
  2. Review the impact of envelope performance on building energy loads in common office buildings
  3. Identify frequent thermal bridges and other vulnerable points in conventional curtainwall and storefront construction.
  4. Communicate design solutions that mitigate thermal bridging in curtainwall and storefront
  5. Explain how enclosure performance impacts office building operations and supports state-wide low-carbon goals.

This course is part of the Thermal Bridging Academy

This course will cover the following: Introduction to Prototype Office - the general program, system descriptions, and review energy loads of code compliant building. It will zoom in on envelope system assumptions in prototype Basis of Design, Thermal performance and thermal bridge accounting and Air leakage assumptions vs. designed and tested for performance The Impact of thermal bridging on heating and cooling loads - model reflecting revised envelope system performance with thermal bridge accounting and realistic air leakage, Other impacts of reduced thermal performance and air leakage, strategies to reduce thermal bridging and design reduced air leakage, and Connect Envelope performance impact on electrification goals and clean grid targets

NYSERDA Course 4

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Originally published in May 2023