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Building Enclosures for High Performance Buildings Course - Saskatoon

posted Jan 20, 2017, 5:10 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon   [ updated Jan 20, 2017, 5:10 PM ]

Key to achieving Net-Zero Energy or Passive House: High Performance Building Envelopes course, Feb 18 in Saskatoon!

Registration:
http://passivehousecanada.silkstart.com/events/building-enclosures-for-high-performance-buildings-saskatoon

This full-day seminar will provide an in-depth overview of new and innovative high-performance building enclosures that are being designed and constructed for buildings across North America, ranging from single-family homes to large commercial buildings, with a focus on walls, roofs, and window systems. The seminar will start with an introduction of the requirements and design principles for Passive House building enclosure assemblies and details. Next, new research will be presented on the evaluation of exterior insulation cladding supports and details to minimize thermal bridging, along with the tested real-world performance of various new air barrier materials and systems. Durable, highly insulated roof and roof deck assemblies will be covered along with a review of roofing material selection and problematic detailing. Finally, high-performance glazing systems will be discussed, along with information on the selection of efficient and durable glazing products and window assemblies meeting North American and European standards. Numerous case studies will be presented to demonstrate how new and innovative building enclosures have been integrated into various projects ranging from mid-rise wood frame buildings and prefabricated Passive House buildings, to towering wood, concrete, and steel structures.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand building enclosure design fundamentals for high-performance and Passive House building enclosures, including the control of heat, air, water, and vapour. 
  • Become familiar with many different higher R-value wall and roof designs and the various material selection and detailing considerations for each.
  • Understand and assess the merits of exterior insulation and alternate cladding attachment strategies for high R-value walls. 
  • See how different prefabricated steel, concrete, and wood wall systems have been incorporated into building enclosure designs.
  • Recognize various different air barrier systems and materials, and understand how to detail different air barrier approaches. 
  • Be aware of the strategies and solutions for large building airtightness testing.
  • Understand the technical properties for glass, insulating glazing units, and window frames for use in high-performance buildings. 

 

Course instructor:  Graham Finch

Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards

posted Sep 6, 2016, 8:30 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon

https://www.picatic.com/rdema2

Recognizing the achievements of building pioneer Dr. Rob Dumont by celebrating superlative effort in progressing energy efficiency.

Wednesday October 5 2016 5:30 PM

Western Development Museum, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

In memory of the late Dr. Rob Dumont, a pioneer in efficient building practices, the Energy Management Task Force present the second annual Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards. Held on October 5th at the Western Development museum the awards seek to recognize leaders in the energy management world and showcase their efforts.

Help us give energy efficiency leaders the accolades they deserve and catalyze a greener world!

Program as follows:

Cocktails and silent auction 5:30
Dinner 6:00


Proceeds will be donated to the Rob Dumont Fund
c/o the Saskatoon Community Foundation

https://www.picatic.com/rdema2

ASHRAE Saskatoon Golf Tournament - June 10th, 2016 - Moon Lake

posted Apr 26, 2016, 4:18 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon

Hello ASHRAE Saskatoon Members, 

The local ASHRAE golf tournament will be held this year at Moon Lake Golf and Country Club on Friday, June 10th. Note that this year the green fees include a lunch so be sure to arrive in lots of time to enjoy lunch and a warm up. We have a shotgun start scheduled for 1:00pm. 

To ensure your spot, register online at the link below or forward a cheque as noted in the PDF registration form attached.

https://squareup.com/store/ashraesaskatoon/

See you then!

ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference - June 25-29 in St. Louis, Missouri

posted Apr 25, 2016, 4:40 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon   [ updated Apr 25, 2016, 4:41 PM ]

The ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference takes place June 25-29 in St. Louis, Missouri - register at http://www.ashrae.org/stlouis


Passive House + Net Zero Meetup | Saskatoon

posted Apr 5, 2016, 12:19 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon   [ updated Apr 5, 2016, 12:19 PM ]

An opportunity for Passive House and Net Zero builders and designers to network, tell tales and plan the next wave of low energy buildings in Saskatchewan.

This will be held in the front room of the Congress Beer House, 215 2 Ave in Saskatoon. 5pm on May 19.

See the blog and sign up for the mailing list at:
http://passivehousesk.tumblr.com/

Canadian Passive House Institute West (CanPHI West)
www.canphi.ca

MCAS Estimating Conference

posted Feb 4, 2016, 10:33 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon History   [ updated Feb 4, 2016, 10:34 AM ]

This year, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan is hosting the CEC Estimating Conference. It is a 3 day conference from May 9-11, 2016, which focuses on Project Procurement and Strategies. The attending instructors are Jack Wilhelmi, Tim Wentz and Dan Leduc. The conference is being held at the Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton on Airport Drive in Saskatoon. The conference size is limited to 30. Early bird discounts are applicable until April 15, 2016.

Note that ASHRAE's Region XI (B.C. to Manitoba and a few states) Chapters Regional Conference (CRC) is in Saskatoon from May 12 to 14, 2016.

For further information, please see the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada's CEC (Construction Education Council)'s webpage for this estimating conference: http://mcac.ca/cec/registration-for-cecs-estimating-conference-is-now-open/

Building Saskatchewan Green 2015

posted Oct 22, 2015, 11:43 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon

Building Saskatchewan Green will take place in Moose Jaw this year November 12 & 13th. Every year the conference is the foremost green building event in Saskatchewan. www.buildsaskgreen.ca to register
Building Saskatchewan Green Poster

STEMfest 2015

posted Sep 24, 2015, 7:06 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon History

The 2nd International Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEMfest 2015) is being held in Saskatoon from September 28 to October 1, 2015.  Events for students include Careers of the Future Day (for Grades 10-12 on Monday, September 28th) and Engagement with Schools Day (for Grades 3-9 on Tuesday, September 29th).  There are several things taking place at STEMfest which may interest engineers so please note the following links to programs and speakers.

 

a)      2nd International Conference on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEMcon) : http://stemstates.org/assets/files/Festival_Guide_and_Program%20(Education%20Stream).pdf

 

b)      3rd World Conference on Safety in Science, Industry and Education (WorldSafety) 2015 : http://stemstates.org/assets/files/Festival_Guide_and_Program%20(3rd%20WorldSafety15).pdf

 

c)       14th International Conference on Clean Energy running in conjunction with the 9th Global Conference on Power Control and Optimisation : http://stemstates.org/assets/files/Festival_Guide_and_Program%20(14th%20ICCE%202015).pdf

 

All are at Prairieland Park between September 28th and October 1st 2015.

 

To register for STEMfest events simply click on http://www.eventbrite.com/o/2nd-international-festival-of-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stemfest-2015-6358843487

 
This announcement has been posted to ASHRAE Saskatoon's website because promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics aligns with what ASHRAE does.  ASHRAE Saskatoon is not sponsoring this event or organizing it.

Jonathan Bushman
2015-2016 ASHRAE Saskatoon History Chair

ASHRAE YEA/Student Bowling Night

posted Sep 21, 2015, 2:35 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon

The local ASHRAE Saskatoon Chapter will be hosting a Student/YEA Bowling night on Tuesday, September 29th from 7:30pm-9:30pm at Eastview Bowl (2929 LOUISE ST. E) Bowling and food will be covered by ASHRAE. This is a great chance to come out and meet other young people currently working or interested in the HVAC&R world or to find out more about ASHRAE, all while having a great time. 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by email by Friday, September 25th. Also feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this event, or about ASHRAE in general.

Hope to see you all next Tuesday!

Bradie Preiss, P.Eng.

Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards Dinner, Oct 14

posted Sep 21, 2015, 2:34 PM by ASHRAE Saskatoon

Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards, Saskatoon | Picatic
Recognizing the achievements of building pioneer Dr. Rob Dumont by celebrating superlative effort in progressing energy efficiency.

Tickets are available through Picatic:

There is also a Facebook event for those that use it, but tickets still need to be purchased through Picatic.
 
As you are probably aware, Rob Dumont passed earlier this year. Rob was a loving husband and father, loyal friend and respected scientist. He was an internationally recognized leader in the design of energy efficient homes. 
 
The Energy Management Task Force (www.emtfsask.ca) will be hosting an awards dinner that will be named in Rob’s honour and will recognize today’s leaders and innovators in energy management. The first Rob Dumont Awards dinner is scheduled for October 14, 2015. Proceeds from the dinner will go to the Rob Dumont Foundation dedicated to supporting individuals and organizations related to energy management.
 
We are planning for 250 people to attend the dinner. These people will be leaders in the energy management community.
 
I am contacting you today to make you aware of a number of opportunities to support this event:
1. Sponsorship - a small number of sponsorship opportunities are available (see attached).
2. Purchase a table (or a few tickets) - A table of eight is only $400.
3. Donate prizes to the silent auction - the silent auction will feature paintings by Rob’s wife, and artist Phil Dumont. We are looking for any other items that you might contribute for the auction.
  
Thank you for your support.

Ian Loughran, P.Eng.

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