Windows are commonly seen as the weak link in a building’s thermal envelope, making up about 8% of the surface area, but accounting for about 45% of heat transfers through the envelope. In order to meet carbon reduction targets, the nation will need to substantially reduce building energy use, which will require improving window performance in both new and existing buildings, but efficient window products have been slow to advance despite technological innovations. In response, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has sponsored a series of market transformation and field demonstrations of high-performance window and window attachments. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has carried out a number of these studies in occupied field sites and in the PNNL Lab Homes facility in Richland, WA. In this talk, Katie Cort will describe some the newest advanced window solutions on the market today and discuss the findings from the PNNL field studies of thin triple-pane windows, low-e storm windows, smart automated interior insulated shades, and exterior shading products. Presented by Katie Allen Cort. Katie is a senior economist and project manager with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where she has worked since 1998. Prior to joining PNNL, she worked as an economic analyst for the State of Washington, Seattle Public Utilities, and spent a year as a research associate with the Tropical Science Center of Costa Rica. She supports a variety of projects for the U.S. Department of Energy related to the assessment of energy-efficiency programs, technologies, and research. She also supports research and policy development related to energy and water resilience for the U.S. Department of Army and works with cross-disciplinary teams to develop economic and environmental impact analyses for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Agenda: Greetings & Welcome, Speaker Introduction, Presentation, Q&A, Attendee Networking.
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Virtual event on May 17, 2022 at 7pm Pacific Time
ASME Columbia Basin Section - Richland, WA, USA
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