NCBPA Tracks & Sessions

 NCBPA and its Partners are coordinating tracks and sessions focused on building performance, renewable energy and electric vehicle integration, home performance and much more.  These sessions will be held in the South Hallway.  But, no matter your area of interest, Attendees are welcomed to attend ANY sessions they choose, including those in the North Hallway led by PHCC of NC!

Make sure to check out additional PHCC of NC tracks and sessions and additional “crossover” sessions organized by both associations together!

Have a look at these tracks and sessions planned for the Conference!

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Learn how to properly design, install, maintain and repair air barrier and building envelope systems.  From code minimum to high performance, residential through industrial, expert presenters will provide helpful tips, tricks and best practices for your next projects.  

 

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Presented By: Ken Allison of IDI Distributors

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Presented By: Jesse Kinsley of JRS Building Science

This presentation is intended to provide an overview of different window wall and curtain wall systems through the lens of building science principles. The presentation will start with a discussion of the principle elements of building science and control layers as they apply to enclosure design. Once these principles are established at a fundamental level, the presentation will focus on how these principles will apply to more complex systems of curtain wall and window wall. The presentation will also use building science to explain some of the differences between systems, the areas of risk and design consideration, as well as elements for quality control and review of installation.

 

After attending this presentation, you should be able to:
• Identify the four primary control layers in four universal building enclosure assemblies.
• Understand the general differences between stick-built curtain wall, unitized curtain wall, and window wall.
• Identify how the four primary control layers are achieved in different curtain wall and window wall systems.
• Understand different quality control procedures for the building science of curtain wall and window wall.

Presented By: Joe Anetrella of Terracon

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the mechanisms of heat, air, bulk water, and vapor and how they transport through building assemblies.
  • Learn the importance of air barriers and common challenges with their installation.
  • Learn the benefits of continuous insulation and common challenges to achieving it in the field.
  • Understand key strategies for achieving durable, energy-efficient, and thermally comfortable wall, roof, and below-grade assemblies.

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Using passive design principles and construction practices on all types of residential and commercial construction projects can lead to significant high performance with added benefits of improved comfort, durability and long-term value.  Learn how to incorporate Passive House fundamentals and the PHIUS certification into your next projects.  

 

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The climate in the Southeast poses challenge to achieving PHIUS+ passive performance. But, it can be done, as this session will show. Project team members from successful passive building projects will share details about their projects, including problems solved and lessons learned.

PHIUS+ 2018 guides designers to ambitious cost-optimized, climate specific conservation goals. That’s why it’s a great path to Net Zero. But it’s a lot more than that. PHIUS+ 2018 incorporates a thorough quality assurance process from design through on-site inspections and testing. This session provides an overview of what to expect when certifying to PHIUS+.

Understanding passive principles can help you design and build more efficient buildings whether or not you pursue formal certification. This session will cover the design and construction principles that result in dramatically reduces energy use and carbon emissions. It will provide a brief history of their origin and refinement, and examples of how they have been implemented in successful projects.

When a passive house is certified, the most important part of its story is only beginning. There are some myths out there (yes, it’s fine to open your passive house’s windows)—it’s not THAT different than living in a conventional structure. But there are some differences. Here from passive house owners about their experiences.

The PHIUS+ Certification and principles are not just for residential homes. Across the country, commercial Passive House buildings are yielding huge energy savings and significant occupant satisfaction. Hear about commercial Passive Projects from across the country and learn about new projects breaking ground in Raleigh and across the Southeast!

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Electric transportation is taking off in the Southeast and across the country as as businesses and consumers realize the financial and environmental benefits of going electric.  Learn where this market stands today and how your company can get involved.  

 

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Zero net energy homes and buildings are currently the gold standard for high performance buildings that incorporate extreme energy efficiency and beneficial renewable energy systems. Learn how to get on a path to zero net energy and energy positive homes and buildings in the first series of sessions and how to take your current projects to the next level from industry experts that are designing and building them across the Southeast!

 

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Zero energy buildings are on the rise across all sectors.  Grand View Research Inc. forecasts $78.8 billion of growth in the global zero energy building market by 2025. That’s compared to $8.04 billion in 2016. Learn what is fueling the demand for these high performance buildings and understand the basic components of only using as much energy as can be generated on-site.  

Once, the home of the future was thought to be all-electric with a garage for our flying cars.  Now many community climate action plans are looking toward buildings to provide greenhouse gas emissions reductions by going back to an all-electric model.  Attendees will learn about the cost of electrification and see case studies that show the benefits of electric buildings and discuss the challenges.

Cost is the number one perceived barrier to zero energy projects.  The truth is that many ZE buildings have been built at little to no additional cost compared to a conventional buildings.  Experienced professionals will demonstrate how ultra-low energy buildings combined with on-site renewables can be designed and built at the same cost as a conventional building and provide long-term financial benefits.  Examples will include financial models for existing zero energy building and discuss how tax-exempt leases, sale-leaseback, partnership-flip, and cash purchase scenarios can benefit a project’s budget.

Electric vehicles, all-electric buildings, and renewable + energy storage place new demands on the utility grid, requiring utility operators to find opportunities to address new loads and peak demands.  Buildings offer a solution to the modern electric grid woes through reducing their base and peak energy demands and aligning renewable energy generation with building energy demand times. Experts will highlight examples of peak energy shifting, grid-interactive equipment controls, renewable energy storage, and other technologies that have the added benefit of building greenhouse gas reduction. 

Schools are the ideal building type to lead the market shift toward zero.  Zero energy schools present the opportunity for environmental, economic, and educational benefits, including improved indoor air quality, higher attendance rates and teacher retention, valuable educational opportunities, lower maintenance costs, and more stable budgets.  Experts will present repeatable steps to gain buy-in from stakeholders and the essential design considerations for zero energy schools.  Lessons learned, resources, and tools will provide attendees with the resources necessary to succeed.   

Zero energy and zero energy ready homes offer superior comfort, enhanced durability, healthy environments, and low-to-no energy bill through their ultra energy efficient design.  Builders will share their market perspective and the process of designing and constructing high performance homes through real-life examples.

Technologies exist to building high performance buildings, but new technologies and processes are always being developed to push the envelope and grow the local economy.  Examples will highlight different products and strategies used to achieve deep energy savings and how businesses adapt to provide the technologies that the market demands.

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Across the Southeast, new single and multi family homes are being built to increasingly high performance standards, thanks in part to moderate increases in code requirements and incentives from utilities, state and local governments.  Learn how your company can increase the form, function and benefits of its residential new construction projects from industry experts!  

 

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This session is limited to accredited NGBS Green Verifiers.

During this day-long session, NGBS Green Verifiers will receive updates from Home Innovation Research Labs on the newly-released 2020 NGBS, NGBS Green+ badges, and various programmatic updates, including new guidance related to modeling, testing, sampling, and batch submission. A key focus of discussion will be the potential new opportunities within the 2020 NGBS, including the new streamlined path for production builders and expanded scope that applies to mixed-use buildings, assisted living, hotels, dormitories, and more.

Attendees will:

  • Share ideas on what’s working well in the field
  • Discuss ideas for improving the NGBS Green verification/certification process and forms/reports
  • Network and learn new ideas from other verifiers with different business models
  • Provide feedback to Home Innovation on marketing, business development, and strategic planning for the NGBS Green certification program

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Existing single and multi family homes across the Southeast present a wealth of opportunity for improving comfort, health, safety and lowering energy and water usage.  Hear from contractors, programs and product suppliers about the best ways to incorporate home performance and weatherization work into your company’s business.   

 

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Building and energy codes are increasing in energy efficiency and performance slowly across most Southeastern states.  While some state and local governments are pushing for better minimum standards, others are holding back but offering optional incentives.  Hear from builders, contractors, product suppliers and code advocates on how your company can achieve code minimum standards, push the envelope to higher standards with increased rewards, and get involved in advocating for above-code standards.   

 

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Southeastern states are experiencing significant changes in how green building, resilient design and disaster preparedness are impacting construction standards and consumer preferences.  With recent historic floods, hurricanes, temperatures and droughts impacting all Southeastern states, building professionals are increasingly needing to know how to better design and build homes and buildings for environmental benefits and resiliency.  Learn how to do so from expert architects, builders and contractors.  

 

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In 2008, the National Green Building Standard ICC–700 (NGBS) earned ANSI approval as the first green rating system for residentially-used buildings. Since then, over 200,000 homes and apartments have earned Home Innovation’s NGBS Green certification, and over 130,000 homes are in-process to earn certification. ANSI recently approved the 2020 NGBS, the fourth version to date, with an expanded scope that applies to mixed-use buildings, assisted living facilities, hotels, dormitories, lodging houses, and even monasteries. The 2020 NGBS includes a certification path for the commercial space of mixed-use buildings; a new performance path for water efficiency; and new practices designed to promote resiliency, universal design, and wellness. The 2020 NGBS also provides for a streamlined path to certification for high-volume single-family builders. Come learn about the new 2020 NGBS and hear how its improvements can benefit your clients who want to build greener, more sustainable buildings. Get all the information you need to get your next project NGBS Green Certified.

Early collaboration and effective communication with subcontractors, trades, product manufacturers, and inspectors is the key to success in building high-performance homes. It saves significant time and money and results in the best possible outcome and opportunity for builders to distinguish themselves in their marketplace. Accredited NGBS Green Verifiers have real-world, field experience with the NGBS Green program, and can be an invaluable resource for building science and construction expertise on your jobsite. Join this session to hear two builder-verifier teams discuss how they leverage their relationship to build green certified homes and multifamily buildings.

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Market competition, state requirements, product innovation and utility incentives are some of the forces driving commercial, government and industrial building professionals to implement high performance standards in their design, build and retrofit projects. Learn how buildings across the Southeast are taking on new design, construction, maintenance and repair opportunities that create energy savings and long-term value for owners and occupants.

 

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Technology advancements, changing consumer demands and building automation are driving architects, builders and contractors to look for practical, cost-effective and highly functional solutions to making their homes and buildings more smart and connected.  Learn how to introduce smart and connected design strategies, products and systems into your company’s current and future projects.  

 

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State and local governments across the Southeast are responding to environmental, economic and market demands for improved performance, increases in resiliency and desires to invest in clean energy by setting policies and launching programs that enable private and public sector building owners and operators to invest in building performance.  Learn about these initiatives from state and local government officials and the stakeholders they’re working with to implement these changes across the Southeast.  

 

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Utilities across the Southeast are increasingly investing in Smart Grid infrastructure to meet the growing demands for renewable energy, battery storage and electrified transportation.  As consumer and market energy demands continue to evolve, building professionals need to be aware of how to design, build and maintain projects to also meet these changing needs.  Hear from utilities, renewable energy contractors and many others about how they are achieving success by investing in Smart Grid infrastructure.  

 

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Residential Architects, Builders, Code Officials, Home Energy Raters and Contractors of all types are encouraged to sign-up for this special one-day workshop presented by leading home building and architecture industry experts Peter Yost and Steven Baczek, two of the industry’s top guns on building enclosures and integrating material selections. 

 

This workshop provides a lively discussion about current and future energy codes as they relate to high performance construction, focused on the building enclosure.  Rub shoulders with your industry peers and talk face-to-face with presenters Peter Yost, Vice President of Technical Services at BuildingGreen in Brattleboro, VT, and Steven Baczek, Owner of Residential Architectural Services in Boston, MA.

Discussions focus on how performance components of insulation, water management, air leakage, and HVAC relate to a whole as the building enclosure. Meeting the new international energy code and variations in state codes can be challenging. Come understand the opportunities available in meeting these challenges.

Walk away with easy-to-understand solutions you can use everyday that meet the new code where you build or work, while providing the means to a comfortable, durable, energy efficient, valued building enclosure.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from real-world examples. Space is limited. By attending, you’ll earn 5 AIA|HSW credits. This workshop was sold out when last offered in Charlotte and Raleigh a year ago – don’t miss out!