Building Performance & Regulations Brown Bag Lunch


Building Performance & Regulations Brown Bag Lunch

Sponsored by the AIA Connecticut Building Performance Regulations Committee

This informal gathering gives members a chance to discuss various code, accessibility, and performance topics in a collegial setting.

Topic: Paul Torcellini of Eastern Connecticut State University will lead a discussion of the barriers for achieving the level of energy efficiency required for a ZEB (Zero Energy Ready Building (ZEBR)) and of the  strategies and path forward to achieving more ZEBs in the northeast.

Paul Torcellini is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University and a Principal Engineer for Advanced Commercial Buildings at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a DOE national laboratory.

Paul has authored or co-authored more than 50 papers and articles related to energy efficiency and zero-energy commercial buildings. Among his many awards, Paul has received two ASHRAE Technology Awards for his energy-efficient buildings work and two Energy User News magazine's Efficient Building Awards. Paul was key in creating the performance based procurement process used to achieve zero energy building status for NREL’s Research Support Facility and has been key in the development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide series from ASHRAE/AIA/IES/USGBC.

Bring your own lunch. Coffee will be provided.

All AIA Connecticut members are invited to attend. Registration is requested.

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