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Pushing the Envelope: How the New MA Energy Code Will Affect Façade Design

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Owners, architects, and engineers are all talking about it: What do we need to know about the new energy code? And can glass buildings still be designed? The 2018 Edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will go into effect in January 2021 and there will be notable changes. One of the most significant changes is requiring a minimum level of building envelope performance via the U*A calculation taking into account window wall ratio and overall heat transfer coefficient (U-value).

This session will start with the basics of the new code, introduce, and explain the new U*A calculation and why it has been included, as well as provide case study façade scenarios that illustrate how the new code will drive better building envelope performance and affect how we think about envelope design.

Our three-person panel has the bases covered: Rebecca Hatchadorian, Architect and Sustainability Consultant from Arup, will demystify the process of calculating heat transfer in the new code. Jessica Santonastaso, Associate with Gensler, will offer insights on how this new code might inform design decisions and systems thinking. Carl Nelson, Code Consultant with Code Red, will discuss timing and other code implications.

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