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The historic preservation committee at the University of Virginia exists to blend Thomas Jefferson’s original vision and architectural style with today’s sustainable building practices. This program reviews why the UVA’s sustainability efforts have been so successful. Each project was treated as a campus improvement, while recognizing that each project is separate from others. Specific challenges of updating original Jefferson buildings gives insight into how historic preservation can trump sustainability goals, but still blend both efforts.
The US Government mandates for sustainability have been questioned by popular media. Budget cuts make achieving sustainable building requirements seem like they are not a priority. The truth is that federal agencies have painstakingly reviewed green building rating systems to make recommendations as to which systems are best suited to meet federal laws regarding sustainable construction. This program looks at politics influencing green building certification, how federal agencies are using LEED and specific goals for advancing green building at the federal level.
Presenters examine high performance landscapes and discuss how landscapes can help create energy, offset energy demand and integrate water, sky and earth elements that make cities and districts more livable and more sustainable. Highlights from three existing projects are discussed.
It is no secret that buildings use lots of energy. It may surprise some that technology-heavy strategies that reduce energy consumption may actually cost more, and be less efficient than a passive building with little technology. Passive House is a science-driven, conservation focused standard that caps specific energy uses. It is a perfect partner for LEED projects and in many cases strategies to perform to Passive House standards provide points to a higher LEED certification. This program identifies Passive House history, buildings, strategies and LEED synergies.
Do operational statistics really present an accurate picture of building energy performance? Presenters define the difference between operational and asset ratings, and why operation metrics may not paint an accurate picture of potential performance. As we continually seek to improve performance we may have to step beyond what is happening and implement what is possible. Tools and ordinances seeking to do just that are discussed in this thought-provoking program.
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This course will review the latest advances in fluid applied air barrier materials. We will discuss air leakage and air leakage control, the key properties of fluid applied air barrier materials and how to specify these systems for the building envelope. Finally, we will address some specific details for installation of fluid applied air and water barrier systems and will incorporate learnings from certified installers.
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