[Bldg-sim] Jan 28 Building Simulation Users' Group

Leichliter, Katrina (kleichliter@uidaho.edu) kleichliter at uidaho.edu
Thu Jan 22 11:23:18 PST 2015

Performance-Based Wall Design using THERM
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Target Audience:

Engineers, Architects, & Simulationists -
CEU/PDHs AVAILABLE for in-person attendees!

Date and Time:

Jan 28, 2015 - 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. MT


UI - IDL Classroom - 306 S 6th St. Boise, ID


Remote Webinar<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2170652920862541826> or Live Presentation<http://goo.gl/forms/4LsCjN0RXE>*
*FREE LUNCH provided to in-person attendees registered 24 hours in advance

Gunnar Gladics will be sharing the process of using THERM for performance-based wall design. Specifically, he will discuss how the program can be used to determine thermal bridging within a wall, how it might affect energy use and comfort, and strategies to minimize it. He will also discuss the program's capabilities assisting with moisture mitigation and code compliance.
>From the THERM website:  "THERM is a state-of-the-art, Microsoft Windows(tm)-based computer program developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for use by building component manufacturers, engineers, educators, students, architects, and others interested in heat transfer. Using THERM, you can model two-dimensional heat-transfer effects in building components such as windows, walls, foundations, roofs, and doors; appliances; and other products where thermal bridges are of concern. THERM's heat-transfer analysis allows you to evaluate a product's energy efficiency and local temperature patterns, which may relate directly to problems with condensation, moisture damage, and structural integrity."     http://windows.lbl.gov/software/therm/therm.html

Learning Objectives:

1.       Understand the effects that thermal bridging have on energy performance and peak loads

2.       The connection of wall construction and moisture mitigation issues

3.       Using simulation software to meet and beat code wall performance values

4.       How linear thermal bridging might affect energy and comfort

Bio:        Gunnar Gladics, Hummel Architects, Boise, Idaho
Gunnar has recently joined the Hummel team to bring additional experience in building performance and sustainable design. He has a strong background in building science, working at the University of Idaho's Integrated Design Lab as an architectural research scientist for five years prior to joining Hummel. Gunnar has consulted on energy and sustainability issues on hundreds of projects in the Northwest and across the country.

Prior to his research experience he worked in both the architecture and construction field, focusing on commercial, hospitality, and recreation facilities.

Katie Leichliter
Research Scientist
University of Idaho
Integrated Design Lab - Boise
Ph:  208.401.0649

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