Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® CEO to Speak at International Symposium
Edwin B. Hathaway to discuss Dynamic Building Envelopes
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Edwin (Ted) B. Hathaway, CEO of
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope(®), will deliver a presentation titled "Dynamic,
Adaptive Building Envelopes" at the University of Calgary's "Building
Dynamics: Exploring Architecture of Change" symposium on Saturday, April 27.
Leading educators, architects, engineers, manufacturers of building systems
and components, and other energy industry experts will meet at the symposium
to exchange ideas on the future of the built environment.
"Buildings currently account for 75% of the carbon emissions on the planet, so
if we are serious about reducing greenhouse effects we need to explore better
ways to design and construct buildings to achieve vastly improved energy
performance," says Hathaway.
Hathaway notes, "We can develop building envelopes designed to accept or
reject free energy provided by the external ecosystem, and, as a result,
significantly reduce the cost of power required to achieve a comfortable,
Hathaway will explore the capabilities of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope(®)'s
proprietary new software BIM IQ(®),( )referencing three case studies: "The
Bow," Encana's headquarters in Calgary; Aura, Toronto's tallest condominium
tower at 78 stories, now under construction; and DFR 57, a residential project
in New York City. The case studies will demonstrate how—with integrated
collaboration and technology—the AEC industry can apply performance-based
design and achieve more intelligent, energy-efficient buildings.
The April 26-27 symposium, which is open to the public, is made possible by
the generous collaboration and support of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope(®). The
event is organized by the Faculty of Environmental Design's Laboratory for
Integrative Design (LID), at the Banff Center, Banff, Alberta, Canada. For
further information about the symposium visit: buildingdynamics.org.
About Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope(®)—To architects, building developers and
owners, contractors, and the entire commercial glazing community, we are the
leading North American supplier of products specified to close the building
envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall,
architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights, and architectural
glass. For more information, visit www.oldcastlebe.com.
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope(® )is a subsidiary of CRH plc, one of the top five
international building products companies.
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