From Code to Simulation to Savings: Identifying Energy Efficiency Strategies in Building Enclosures

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by SOPREMA
Presented by Dr. Tat Fu

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the current code requirements related to energy performance of buildings.
  2. Strategize how to best meet the intent of the code based on site-specific conditions.
  3. Review the roles that roof, wall and window systems serve in energy performance.
  4. Realize how building energy simulations and cost-benefit analyses can help decision-making.


1 AIA LU/Elective
1 GBCI CE Hour
This test is no longer available for credit

Energy performance requirements for new and existing buildings continue to evolve and become more stringent. Building owners and designers seeking to stay compliant and upgrade energy efficiency must make strategic choices balancing budget, scope and energy needs. A firm grasp of the energy code requirements is essential to inform these choices. In this presentation, we will review current code requirements dictated by the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and other governing bodies, and discuss approaches to meeting them. We will also explore innovative approaches to energy efficiency related to building enclosures and discuss what future code updates may look like.

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Dr. Tat Fu specializes in building energy, structures, instrumentation, computational design and integrative engineering solutions. He obtained a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California, where he also earned graduate degrees in Architecture and Electrical Engineering. Tat has published 12 peer-reviewed journal papers, and given presentations and lectures across the U.S., Europe and Asia. In 2015, he received an Excellent Presentation Award by the Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering. His current projects include (i) energy impact analysis of various enclosure retrofits on a 20-story library, (ii) structural design of a new research and teaching building above a 75-year-old bunker, and (iii) development of a monitoring system for a recently occupied office building.


SOPREMA, Inc. SOPREMA offers a comprehensive line of commercial roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering solutions combining superior products and systems with decades of proven performance. Our solutions include industry leading SBS-modified bitumen membranes, polymeric PMMA/PMA liquid applied membranes and synthetic single ply PVC membranes.


Originally published in April 2020