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.
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.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
617 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
8:30A Meet in Room 101H at the Convention Center
Workshop Introduction, Tool Demonstrations and Explorations
9:45A Travel to Market Arcade.
Walking or public transit about 10 minutes (0.4 miles)
10:00A Assemble in Market Arcade, Develop Questions
10:30A Hypothesis Formation and Discussion
11:00A Methodology Development and Deployment
12:00P No-Host Working Lunch, Continue Data Collection
1:00P On-Going Team Investigations and Explorations
2:00P Return to Room 101H at the Convention Center for Analysis and Presentation Preparation
4:00P Team Presentations (20 minutes each)
5:00P Lessons- Learned Discussion
8 AIA/CES credits awarded to AIA members
Investigation teams are pre-selected by the Tool Day organizers. Each team formed a hypothesis in the morning and spent the afternoon trying to prove or disprove it. Each team was facilitated by professionals, educators, and graduate teaching assistants. Each team's presentation is hyper-linked below.
Team 1 Hot & Loud:
Jocelynn Gebhart*, University of Oregon
Adrian (Yu Hin) Ho*, University of Oregon
Elizabeth Avenius, Ball State University
Team 2 Bijou:
Matthew Linn*, University of Oregon
Kody Nathe*, University of Oregon
Becky Perez, Ball State University
Scotte Elliott, Green Energy Ohio
Thomas Butler, Lord Aeck Sargent
Walter Grondzik, Ball State University
Bruce Haglund, University of Idaho
Alison Kwok, University of Oregon
Troy Peters, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo