High-Rise Ventilation Analysis & Design Strategies
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
8:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast and Registration
8:30 – 9:30 PM Program
Implementing ventilation systems that are sustainable, practical and cost effective can be a challenge. This seminar will focus on analyzing ventilation systems within high-rise buildings, including a discussion of complex pressure patterns, airflow networks, and interactions between envelope and mechanical systems. This analysis will be combined with the existing peer-reviewed body of knowledge on the topic, and will be used to explore effective strategies for the design, construction and operation of ventilation systems in tall buildings, as well as to identify potential retrofit solutions.
• Understanding conflicts between sustainability, ventilation requirements and system design
• Learning how building envelope issues may impact ventilation system performance
• Identifying retrofit strategies for high-rise ventilation systems
• Gaining an introductory knowledge of testing requirements to understand ventilation system performance and building envelope impacts
Marc Zuluaga, PE, Vice President and Director of Multifamily Energy Services, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
As a VP and Director of SWA’s Multifamily Energy Services, Marc Zuluaga has directed energy audits on over 20,000 million square feet of existing buildings and leads a team committed to applying a rigorous technical approach to the evaluation and implementation of a wide range of building upgrades. Mr. Zuluaga is also the project manager for the Deutsche Bank / Living Cities Energy Efficiency Data Report Project. The primary goal of the project is to measure the actual energy savings of 100+ retrofit projects in order to develop the data necessary for underwriters to rationally lend against future energy savings.
Grant Salmon, Senior Energy Consultant, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Grant Salmon is a Senior Energy Consultant within Steven Winter Associates’ Multifamily Energy Group. Mr. Salmon has audited, retro-commissioned, and performed energy analyses on over 7,000 units and 10M square feet of multifamily, hospitality, and mixed-use properties during his time at SWA. Prior to joining SWA, he was a construction superintendent and a small home energy auditor/home performance contractor. Current responsibilities at SWA include managing projects to achieve compliance with NYC’s landmark Local Law 87 (which requires Level II energy audits and systems retro-commissioning), performing IAQ studies, and managing projects within NYSERDA, ConEd, and NJ-PSEG energy efficiency programs. Mr. Salmon holds a BA in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MS in Construction Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.
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Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. provides research, consulting and advisory services to improve commercial, residential and multifamily built environments for private and public sector clients. We specialize in energy, sustainability and accessibility consulting as well as certification, research & development and compliance services. Our engineers and architects have led the way since 1972 in the development of best practices to achieve high performance buildings. As a matter of course, we collaborate with our clients to produce the most cost-effective and innovative solutions.