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SOLAR 2009





  May 16, 2009 

This intensive Tool Day workshop offered architects, engineers, builders, facility operators, educators, and students hands-on experience in the use of relatively low-cost instrumentation (coupled with a structured methodology) to better understand building system and component performance. Participants were taught appropriate use of such instrumentation and methods to facilitate building performance investigations. Tool Day efforts  focused around development of a case study that can be used as a model for future investigations. Tool Day workshops are based upon the Vital Signs and the Agents of Change projects and provide real experiences with building performance analyses dealing with topics such as occupant comfort and satisfaction, system effectiveness, daylighting, and system energy and resource use.

Materials provided to attendees include toolkits of handheld instruments for participants to use during the workshop. The facilitators also provided a workshop packet with supporting information for the day’s efforts and take-away information on tool resources. Participants were encouraged to bring laptop computers, digital cameras, and portable USB flash drives to assist with development of case study presentations.

Who should attend? Design professionals should find the study of building performance to be a complement to their design skills (and a potential value-added professional service). Building operators should be better able to understand how to evaluate on-site building system performance. Educators and students will find valuable lessons to pass on to future classes. To optimize hands-on experiences, enrollment will be strictly limited to 30 participants.

AIA CEUs were available for this course.

Registration Price: $80 on or before April 1, $90 after April 1, $100 on-site. Register for workshop WS14 through ASES.

Equipment (tools): provided
Date: 16 May 2009
Time: 8:30 am until 5:30 pm 
Transportation to site: provide your own; transit available
Lunch: no- host working lunches 

Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) members, university students and educators, and professional architects and engineers are encouraged to participate. 

    Co-Sponsored by: American Solar Energy Society and Society of Building Science Educators.

16 Apr 2009

  Organized by: Bruce Haglund University of Idaho,  Walter Grondzik Ball State University, Alison Kwok, University of Oregon, and Troy Peters, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.