Monthly Branch Programs
Outdoor Airflow Control Improves Buildings
Approved for GBCI & AIA Credit
Presenter: Ebtron www.ebtron.com
Outdoor air (i.e. ventilation) is critical to ensuring a productive and healthy indoor environment and is required by building codes and industry standards. Unmanaged outdoor air is wasteful and expensive to condition in many regions of the world. This course demonstrates the advantages of measuring and controlling outdoor air intakes versus the traditional approach of relying upon a fixed outdoor air damper position, provides guidelines for the design and resulting control of the airflow monitors, provides a selection criteria for outdoor airflow monitors, and identifies how to achieve LEED 2009, NC, IEQ Credit 1 – Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring.
The goal of this course is to promote the application of outdoor air monitoring and control to improve a building’s indoor environment, pressurization control, and energy use.
The target audience for this course is consulting engineers, architects, contractors, owners, facility managers, code officials, and LEED project managers with a basic knowledge of HVAC systems.
1. Compare HVAC Systems With and Without Outdoor Airflow Measurement & Control
2. Design and Apply Outdoor Airflow Measurement and Control Systems
3. Prepare and Apply for Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring LEED Point (LEED 2009 IEQ- Credit 1)
4. Specify Outdoor Airflow Monitors
March 26, 2013
6:00-6:30 Social with Snacks and Beverages
Applied Building Sciences
1890 Milford St. Charleston, SC 29405
Continuing Education Credit:
1 GBCI LEED Specific Credit
1 AIA HSW Credit
****2013 Membership Blitz!!! Any USGBC-SC member who brings a non-member guest to a monthly program will be entered to win one of six $100 gift certificates to Half-Moon Outfitters!!! The drawing will be held in December. ****
Top 10 Myths of LEED
Lecture By: Trident Sustainability Group
GBCI Credit Approved
Ever since LEED was released over 10 years ago, there have been myths and misconceptions about the rating system, process, costs, and implementation. This presentation will cover the top 10 Myths of LEED and how to address them to an often skeptical crowd. With responses based on over 50 LEED certified projects, the presenter Tommy Mistruth with take participants through the myths of LEED while proving insight into applicability, cost and overall value of LEED certification. If you’ve ever been posed a question on LEED, or have some of your own, this is the presentation for you.
Building Pressurization with Airflow Control
Lecture By: Ebtron, Inc.
Building Pressurization is a major part of having a healthy, efficient, better performing building. Maintaining a net positive or neutral building pressure helps ensure that outdoor contaminants and moisture do not enter the building through the building envelope and other unintended locations. Additional benefits include staying compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act which requires a certain threshold for door opening force, helping to ensure occupant’s thermal comfort, and preventing wasted energy. Measuring and controlling airflows is the best method for ensuring compliance with codes and standards for minimum ventilation and controlling building pressure. Introducing more air into the building than what is exhausted through the relief air and/or bathroom exhaust is the key to maintaining a positive building. The main alternative, using a building pressure transducer, has issues like wind effects on the outdoor reference, locating the indoor reference, pressure interactions when multiple AHU’s, zones and transducers are involved. Control diagrams are presented that show how to use airflow measurement to control airflows in the building. The links between airflow measurement, building pressurization and LEED 2009 Credits are discussed. Using airflow monitors to control building pressurization requires accurate, stable devices. The list of things to consider when specifying airflow monitors is presented.
Beyond the Building, Sustainable Site Applications for LEED Credits
May 17th at Earlwood Park
Lecture by: Earth Designs
The program shall introduce sustainable site design tools that help earn LEED Sustainable Sites (SS), Water Efficiency (WE), and Innovative Design (ID) credits. Through applied ecology, buildings connect with the land and landscape in a manner that conserves natural resources, reduces heat island effects, mitigates storm water, improves water efficiency and restores habitat. The program will demonstrate how rainwater harvesting fits into integrated stormwater design and management.
Date: April 8th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1.5 hours LEED Specific (BD+C) +1.5 AIA/CES
BD+C 255: Building & Material Reuse:
Understanding the Challenges, Celebrating the Success
The LEED credits related to building reuse (Materials & Resources Credits 1.1 and 1.2) and material reuse (Materials & Resources Credits 3.1 and 3.2) are some of the least utilized credits within the rating system. In a time of increasingly limited resources and a growing awareness around sustainable stewardship, however, building and material reuse represents one of the ultimate forms of resource conservation. The reuse of existing built fabric can be economically pragmatic, nurture communities, and provide vision of how to live more sustainably. This webinar session will address reuse and credit challenges and opportunities, innovative tools and resources available, and strategies to utilize reuse as a vehicle for creativity and sustainability.
• Define foundational concepts related to building and material reuse
• Outline credit intent and techniques that support credit achievement in Materials &
Resources Credits 1.1, 1.2, 3.1 and 3.2
• Discuss, through case studies and anecdotal stories, effective strategies and methods
for building and material reuse
• Identify tools and resources available to support designing with material reuse,
material and team logistics, and LEED certification processes