Exterior Masonry Walls and Energy Code Compliance
Achieving energy code compliance is becoming increasingly more difficult using the code prescriptive methods. Whole building analysis is one alternative method that will produce more cost effective designs for exterior masonry assemblies. This presentation provides an overview of energy code provisions, reviews energy studies performed utilizing whole building analysis, and provides recommendations for cost effective energy efficient solutions for energy efficient exterior masonry wall designs.
After the seminar attendees will be able to:
- Contrast prescriptive energy code compliance with whole building analysis. Understand what building systems most affect energy use in buildings
- Describe how thermal bridging and thermal mass affect energy code compliance.
- Discuss payback cost of whole building analysis identified energy improvements.
- Understand cost effective energy efficient exterior masonry wall design.
Speaker Bio: Mark McGinley, Ph.D, PE, FASTM, Professor and Endowed Chair for Infrastructure Research, Civil and Environmental Engineering, J.B. Speed School of Engineering University of Louisville.
Dr. Mark McGinley is a structural engineer and building scientist with more than 25 years of research and forensic engineering practice in building systems. He joined the faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Louisville from North Carolina A & T State University where he was Chair of the Civil, Architectural, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering Department. He received his PhD, MSc and BSc in Civil Engineering at the University of Alberta and is also a registered professional engineer. Mark is a recognized expert in masonry building systems, in particular, masonry building envelopes. His research has included basic research on the structural performance of masonry walls, water penetration experiments on envelopes and the building envelope performance of brick veneer and steel stud wall systems. Over 130 publications have resulted from his research efforts.