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CAP Collaboration Series: Implications for the Energy Efficient Design of Building Envelopes to Comply with the New Energy Code

Join our Corporate Allied Partner Morrison Hershfield for an hour long Continuing Education class on changing Seattle Energy codes and its impact on building envelope efficiency.

Course Description

As Seattle continues to strive to become a net-zero energy city, the Seattle Energy Code requirements are becoming more stringent with each edition. While there is no denying there are benefits of stricter requirements, building designers are faced with challenges in constructing a more air-tight, energy-efficient building. In this presentation Morrison Hershfield will highlight specific changes in the 2015 Seattle Energy Codes, as well as review design considerations that would benefit the energy efficiency of the building envelope and mitigate risk of condensation.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand benefits and challenges of the four compliance paths for with the building envelope requirements in the new energy code.
  • Use the new requirements for curtain wall and window wall spandrel area to improve the thermal performance of the building envelope.
  • Explain to colleagues why detailing is an important part of the overall performance of an energy efficient building envelope.
  • Understand potential consequences to following code requirements for insulation with regards to condensation risk.


$10 for AIA Members
$40 for Non-Members

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Register by December 6, 2016.

Special thanks to our Corporate Allied Partner: Morrison Hershfield for presenting this class and their partnership!




December 8, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Price
$10 - $40
Class Credit
1 LU


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western AVE
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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