Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® CEO to Speak at International Symposium

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. 
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"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, 
internal environment." 
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. 
Information contact: Susan Trimble, VP Marketing & Communications 
strimble@oldcastlebe.com (310) 264-4700 
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917- 968-5567 lmark@bow-bridge.com Heather Meltzer, Principal, 917- 488-8441 
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