Outside Event

Events that aren't BEC sponsored but may be interesting


May 4 2010 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Meeting Title: 

Learn How to Reduce Energy Usage in Older Homes


University of Oregon-Portland
White Stag Building
70 NW Couch, Room 142/144


Betsy Pettit, FAIA


Portland BEC members, BEC National has been working with the National AIA to improve relations and create high quality presentations regarding building enclosure issues. This presentation is very important to our efforts to improve relations between BEC National and the National AIA. The National AIA is the one facilitating this presentation after it was suggested by BEC National. We are trying to find ways to present extremely high quality information at a very reasonable price to the local BEC’s and if this first test is successful then more similar webinars will be presented. Betsy Pettit is a very highly esteemed expert and getting her to make a presentation at any single BEC would cost thousands of dollars. This webinar is an excellent means to leverage the national organizations for the benefit of each local group.

The Portland BEC in collaboration with the University of Oregon will be offering this webinar for $15 per attendee which will include a lunch for all who preregister. You can register and pay at the door however in that case there will not be a lunch provided.

We apologize for the short notice but little effort is necessary. Please respond to this email and let Shelby know you will be attending. We will purchase you a lunch. You can either bring your $15 registration to The Facade Group office prior to the webinar or pay at the door.

If you or your firm sponsors this webinar please let Rob Kistler know afterwards how many attendees were present. We will be sending a head count to the AIA of how many people watched via the BEC network.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Learn How to Reduce Energy Usage in Older Homes Sign Up for May 4 Webinar on Residential Energy Retrofitting

Many of the 60 million housing units in the United States built before 1960 will soon need major systems replaced. A new web seminar from the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Council and the American Institute of Architects offers timely techniques for residential energy retrofit work, particularly applicable for older building stock.

The "Deep Energy Retrofits for Existing Homes - Concord House Case Study" webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2;00 -3:30 pm ET. Taught by Betsy Pettit, FAIA, an architect involved in modernization and redevelopment of thousands of homes and multifamily buildings, the presentation will focus on enclosure design and construction details that help to achieve greater energy efficiency. Pettit will present a case study of a house in Concord, Mass., that was retrofitted to reduce its overall energy use by more than 30 percent. Pettit is principal with Building Science Corporation, a Boston-based architecture and building science consulting firm. She serves as project manager on a U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America team, which is exploring pathways to zero energy homes by the year 2020. What You’ll Learn from this Webinar: • How to evaluate the existing conditions of older homes • How to set goals for energy reductions in older homes • How to reduce energy use through enclosure improvements and system upgrades in older homes • How to develop a multi-phase plan that allows for energy use reductions in older homes over time One rate - unlimited attendees! Purchase one site license for the webinar and invite as many people as you can gather at your office, conference room, or auditorium to attend. Webinar Licenses: AIA Members: $75 Non-Members: $100

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Apr 24 2007 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Title: 

Curtainwall, Unitized and Storefront Window Design and Construction


Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121


Rob Kistler


This presentation is an interactive discussion of glazing systems ranging from a punched window to monumental tension glass walls. The conversation will weave through storefront systems incorporating common stick built curtain wall and custom designed unitized walls. We will cover water management concepts, anchorage methods and how these systems accommodate the critical building movements. Bring your questions and stories for an informative and useful discussion.

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