What carbon neutrality means for building glass? Is embodied carbon important compared to operational carbon at building, façade and material level? How much glass contributes in the façade’s carbon footprint ? The answers of those questions led Saint-Gobain Glass to launch the world first low carbon glass available on the market. You’ll see through different studies why such a decision has been taken, how this production is possible and what are the next steps to move forward on Saint-Gobain Glass Sustainability roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Saint Gobain Glass in Canada
The fundamental first step of establishing control of moisture and mould is to realize that you have none. Buildings fail; in fact, the best, most durable ones expect and embrace failure. The key to unlocking the potential in your designs is to build a foundational knowledge around concepts such as moisture movement, dew point, relative humidity, air pressure, the science of climates and heat flow. It is also important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of different construction methodologies and design considerations—including how anticipating failures actually allow us to optimize the durability of our building assemblies. This course will explore these concepts and help bridge the connection in understanding that by understanding the principles of building science and where buildings can fail, we can then target solutions in building envelope design that can contribute to truly sustainable and durable buildings for years to come—even as our codes and standards continue to evolve.
Brand Product Manager of Building Science, Systems and Technical Marketing
Sr. Technical Manager
CertainTeed Architectural Products
Commercial Roofing Product Manager
Hyperframe disrupts the metal stud framing world by combining BIM, robotic manufacturing, mixed-reality installation, and snap-fastened steel framing. In our presentation, we will demo the HyperBIM software application and install samples of Hyperframe’s innovative stud, track, and header components. The combination of these technologies yields greatly improved production rates, safety, quality, and building schedules — not to mention significantly reduced waste and labor. Join us to learn how Saint-Gobain and Hyperframe are bringing this technology to market.
Co-Founder / Chief Business Officer
Sustainable buildings have typically been measured by their reduction in resource consumption and their achievement of green building certifications. However, neither of these criteria measure the most important aspect of the building – the impact on occupant comfort, health, well-being, and productivity. What makes people more comfortable and productive? The presentation will help the audience understand the factors that influence the occupant experience and the key elements that impact comfort. Design strategies to improve indoor environmental quality (acoustic, indoor air, thermal and visual comfort) will be described in detail. The process to define desired outcomes that present problems to solve which lead to system solutions will be discussed for each comfort theme. In addition, methods to measure, calculate, analyze, visualize and communicate performance will be described in detail.
Manager of Building Science and Comfort
Saint-Gobain North America