2017 Symposium


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Energy Efficiency of Historic Sites

Date: Friday, May 12, 2017

Location: Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mt. Vernon, VA

Symposium Agenda:

8:00: Registration & Breakfast

9:00: Welcome

9:05: Opening Presentation: Historic Environment Scotland, Roger Curtis, Technical Research Manager, Conservation Directorate, Historic Environment Scotland

9:30: Q&A

Codes and Energy Analysis

9:40: Energy Efficiency Codes Overview 

10:00: Break

10:10: Energy Analysis for Preservation Projects: the right tools at the right times, 
Bob Hotes, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Preservation Architect, EYP , Dana Kose, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Faculty, Energy Analysis, The Weidt Group

11:10: Q&A

11:20: Reducing Energy Consumption in Historic Buildings from a Mechanical Perspective, Jim Gawthrop, PE, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP, Mechanical Engineer, Summer Consultants

11:50: Q&A

12:00: Lunch


1:00: Improving the Energy Performance of Mass Masonry Enclosures, Christina Parker, Senior Staff II – Building Technology, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.

1:35: An Unfair Reputation: Performance of Mid-Century Metal and Glass Curtain Walls, David Artigas, PE, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.

2:05: Interior Window Retrofit Study on Historic Buildings in Washington, DC, Steve Champlin, President, Thermolite, Inc.

2:35: Materials Q&A

2:50 Break

Case Studies

3:00: Building Energy Efficiency into a Historic Stone House Restoration, Rebecca Ballo, Historic Preservation Planner, Arlington County, VA

3:20: HVAC and the Historic House, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Chaos, Jerry Foust, Ph.D., Collections and Facilities Manager, Dumbarton House Museum

3:40: Case Studies Q&A


4:00: Keynote: Climate Change and Resilience in Washington, DC’s Historic Neighborhoods, Jay Wilson, RA, LEED AP BD+C, Green Building Program Analyst, Urban Sustainability Administration, Department of Energy & Environment, Government of the District of Columbia

4:30: Q&A

4:45: Happy Hour Reception on Library Patio


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