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Designing for Occupant Comfort to Achieve Energy Savings

February 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Governments and industry leaders are promoting energy efficiency to address climate change. This has focused the discussion on building energy performance but inadvertently sidelined building occupant performance. Many strategies used to reduce a building’s energy consumption can also have a positive impact on occupant comfort.

In this session, the presenter will turn the tables and focus on occupant comfort first. Participants will learn how, by analyzing and designing for occupant comfort, energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions follow.

Participants will learn about design features which improve occupant comfort and reduce energy use, presenting specific examples such as employing natural ventilation to reduce cooling energy, improving thermal comfort using high performance building envelopes, and considering quality daylight and glare control to optimize glazing design.


W. Alexander Tansowny, E.I.T., LEED© AP BD+C, Building Performance Analyst – DIALOG
Rod Yeoh, P.Eng., P.E., LEED© AP BD+C, Principal – DIALOG

Professional Development

  • AIBC: 1 Core LU
  • BC Housing: 1 CPD
  • BOMI: 1.0 CPD
  • HSW-Sustainability Hour IDCEC Approved: 1.0

Click here for more information and to register for the Buildex 2019 – Vancouver.


February 13, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
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