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Résumé de la présentation

  1. Present an overview of the contemporary energy standards across Canada to achieve the ambitious net-zero energy ready target by 2030.
  2. Explain the key differences between the NECB 2017 and the previous versions of the standard and the role that architecture has in achieving these goals. The impacts of the enhanced building envelope details on the energy compliance is discussed.
  3. Demonstrate how the NECB 2017 influences the new-built environment showcasing the required energy conservation measures for different archetypes that tie in mechanical/structural/building envelope strategies to comply with the NECB 2017.
  4. Present two case studies for the energy compliance of a concrete high-rise and a wood frame building. A holistic building enclosure/mechanical approach is presented to show the best industry practices to comply with the NECB 2017.

Who's Presenting

Qui présente

Mohammad Fakoor

Senior Building Performance Engineer, RJC Engineers

Senior Building Performance Engineer, RJC Engineers

Biographie

Dr. Mohammad Fakoor is a Senior Building Performance Engineer at RJC Engineers. He is the technical lead for the building performance team at RJC, and his work involves project work, technical review, and education for energy modelling, airtightness testing, research, and carbon life cycle analysis. Mohammad has worked on a variety of projects including emerging solar energy applications, energy efficiency of residential/commercial/industrial buildings, effective thermal management of telecommunication shelters and e-houses, carbon life cycle assessment (LCA) analysis for concrete/steel/timber structures, and building enclosure airtightness testing. This multifaceted work requires combined expertise in heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid flow, HVAC, and building science. His academic, research, and publishing record demonstrate his commitment to improving the understanding of applied science in both academia and industry. Mohammad has always been a key participant in ongoing dialogue with building officials and policy makers in British Columbia as the industry implements new energy efficiency strategies to achieve Canada’s ambitious energy efficiency targets. He is sought nationally for his deep knowledge of building performance, specifically for designing high performance buildings aligned with contemporary energy standards. A published author and lecturer, Mohammad actively contributes to his field through practice and research with his work extensively cited in pertinent literature.

  1. Present an overview of the contemporary energy standards across Canada to achieve the ambitious net-zero energy ready target by 2030.
  2. Explain the key differences between the NECB 2017 and the previous versions of the standard and the role that architecture has in achieving these goals. The impacts of the enhanced building envelope details on the energy compliance is discussed.
  3. Demonstrate how the NECB 2017 influences the new-built environment showcasing the required energy conservation measures for different archetypes that tie in mechanical/structural/building envelope strategies to comply with the NECB 2017.
  4. Present two case studies for the energy compliance of a concrete high-rise and a wood frame building. A holistic building enclosure/mechanical approach is presented to show the best industry practices to comply with the NECB 2017.

Maddie Reid

Design Engineer, RJC Engineers

Maddie is a Design Engineer in the Building Science group of RJC’s Vancouver office with experience in the design, review and contract administration of new and restoration projects. She enjoys finding unique solutions to minimize the effects of thermal bridging on a building’s performance. Maddie draws on her knowledge of building science when designing buildings to meet contemporary energy standards, including the NECB, the BC Energy Step Code, and the Passive House standard. Additionally, she creates energy models for new and existing buildings, utilizing a performance-based approach to achieve occupant comfort and lower energy demands.

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