Date:June 1, 2018 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Montagu I
With most of us spending 90% of our time indoors, our lifestyle has transitioned us to become an Indoor Generation. By staying indoors, we receive less benefits from the sun and the indoor air quality is typically 2-5 times worse than outdoor. In addition, our building landscape is getting tighter. The need for fresh air and daylight in our built environments has never been greater.
This talk will discuss the emerging trend of using building automation to control the levels of daylight and fresh air coming into a building through the roof. We will examine new automation technologies that control skylights and blinds in homes as well as schools and offices with the use of sensors for CO2 (to determine indoor air quality), Lux, (for daylight), temperature and humidity.
Presenter - Russell Ibbotson
Russell Ibbotson is a professional engineer that graduated from Queen’s University in 2002. He has spent his career supporting the design and contractor community working with manufacturers in renewable energy and fenestration. He is currently the Technical Manager at VELUX Skylights and responsible for the architect, builder and commercial programs. In 2016, Russell’s family was invited to do a 6-month live-in test of the Centennial Park Active House, designed by superkul. Through this personal experience, Russell gained great insights into the importance of a good indoor climate and how measurement is the key to optimizing comfort. Russell also volunteers with many industry associations. He just finished a 2-year term on the BOD of the CHBA where he also sits on the Net Zero council. Russell is the marketing officer of CSC Toronto Chapter and the Membership Director of RCI Ontario.
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May 30 - June 2, 2018
Saint John, New Brunswick
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Architects' Association of New Brunswick have partnered to present the 2018 Festival of Architecture May 30 - June 2 in Saint John.