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Keynote Speaker – TBC
Time to get back to basics with a discussion of the esthetics of glass and how façade designers can achieve the look and visual performance they want with today’s glazing technology. But this isn’t your dad’s glass colour discussion – innovations like large format glazing, advanced low-E coatings and PVB lamination translate to cost efficiency, energy savings, safety and noise reduction, making things possible we wouldn’t have contemplated before. Class is in session with Guardian’s architectural design manager for the Toronto area, Heather Sakai. Heather will go over the science around glass visual performance and offer some inspiring studies of great looks achieved.
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THE PRIORITY BLENDER: The impact of embodied carbon standards on how we think about climate-friendly glazing
For at least 20 years, the emphasis for environmentally conscious building envelope designers has been reduction in operational carbon emissions by making facades airtight and more insulating. After years of investment in R&D, the glass industry has the technical capability to meet government goals for net zero construction. But now focus is shifting to the impact of carbon emissions created by the manufacture, fabrication, installation, maintenance and disposal of building components, and soon government codes will call for measures of these “embodied carbon” contributors to climate change. Novatech engineer and Glass Canada columnist, Claudio Sacilotto, will explain how embodied carbon changes the calculation for what constitutes “climate-friendly” glazing, and the trade-offs designers will need to balance when specifying the high-performance designs of the future.