Hot Topic: Cool Solutions At 4th Annual National High Performance Building Conference, An Ecobuild® America

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The National High Performance Building Conference is the unsurpassed source for information and education on high performance building.

Washington DC December 3-7, 2012

"High performance building is a hot topic right now. Because high performance buildings are energy efficient, have limited environmental impact and, most importantly, operate with the lowest possible life-cycle costs,” says George Borkovich

The National High Performance Building Conference gleans the newest and best in products and technologies then distills that information into pertinent sessions offering AEC professionals effective solutions for high performance building. In its fourth year as part of Ecobuild® America, the highly successful National High Performance Building Conference is sponsored and produced by AEC Science & Technology ®.

High performance building is a hot topic right now. “Why? Because high performance buildings are energy efficient, have limited environmental impact and, most importantly, operate with the lowest possible life-cycle costs,” says George Borkovich, Ecobuild Principal.    

“This conference goes beyond green,” says Borkovich. “The best projects perform to a higher level. Owners and managers are seeking long-term savings and demanding their facilities perform over the life-cycle of the building. A green building may be a security nightmare, or lack sustainability, or be a facilities operational/lifecycle failure. The National High Performance Building Conference stress issues that examine whole-building design and feature preservation, building intelligence, aesthetics, building performance, security, energy efficiency, communications and the information technologies that can help AEC professionals improve design, construction and project management.”

There are so many ways to achieve the cost and environmental benefits of high performance building that it is hard to know where to start. The National High Performance Building Conference addresses these questions with a myriad of sessions developed to offer real, working solutions. In addition, the Conference includes executive level meetings, roundtable discussions, seminars, a vendor product exhibit and a short course theater to highlight high performance building products and services covering the following subjects:

  • Sustainability
  • Accessibility
  • Aesthetics
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Function and Operation
  • Historic Preservation
  • Productivity
  • Safety and Security

A number of industry associations will also present their contributions to this subject including The New Buildings Institute, The National Association of Homebuilders, The Alliance to Save Energy’s Efficient Windows Collaborative; the Structural Insulated Panel Association, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium, the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association, and others.

A sample of sessions, seminars and symposiums offered at the National High Performance Building Conference follow. For a full listing go to http://aececobuild.com/High_Performance_Building_Conferences.

  • What’s Next in Green: Profiting from Green Trends in a Recovering Economy
  • Rapid Energy Analysis with Revit models – Reality or Dream?
  • Energy Master Plans – The Path to Financial success and Energy Independence
  • Assuring High Performance, Zero Energy Buildings and Facilities
  • Sustainable Design for Mission Critical Facilities
  • Driving Deeper Savings in Existing Buildings: Tools, Techniques, and Talent
  • High Performance Reconstructed Buildings: The 99% Solution
  • BIM for Existing Facilities
  • Building Envelope Commissioning
  • BIM-based Building Performance Analysis
  • Essential Water Management in Wall & Roof Components/Leak-proof Commercial
  • High Performance in Building Envelopes
  • Insulation Systems for HPBs

Register for this important conference that features real-world, solution-based learning opportunities at http://www.aececobuild.com/registration.

About AEC Science & Technology®, LLC

Under the leadership of principals Richard C. Vendola, Jr., and George Borkovich, AEC
Science & Technology®, LLC (Centerville, MA), manages and produces Ecobuild®
America. Together they have a depth of experience in technology and event planning for the AEC industry, including creating and managing the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exhibition. The events cover the unique intersection where ecology meets technology. Proud member of: buildingSMART alliance™; Green Building Initiative; High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition; United States Green Building Council; and Zero Energy Commercial Building Consortium.

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