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SGH 2017 Seminar Series—Seminar 2 of 4: Combatting Rising Heat and Rising Demands on Energy Usage

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    Free and open to the public

Join us for the next seminar in our four-part series, “Climate Ready? Designing for Extreme Weather,” hosted by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger this spring at Atlantic Wharf in Downtown Boston.

The Northeast is getting hotter with more extreme heat days and longer heat waves. This increases building energy demands, especially in urban settings. In response, we continue to emphasize better building performance to counteract rising cooling costs with more efficient mechanical systems and better functioning building envelopes. Designs are also evolving to limit solar heat gain, explore alternative air circulation options, and consider on-site energy and cooling options to limit impact. But what is really achievable?

This presentation looks at overall strategies for improving building energy performance, and specific options for limiting heat gain and improving cooling efficiency.

Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU|HSW) for their attendance.

5:30–6:00PM Registration and Refreshments
6:00–7:00PM Presentation and Discussion
7:00–7:30PM Cocktail Reception