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DOE Building Envelope Campaign

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DOE Building Envelope Campaign

November 19, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Live webinar sponsored by the Air Barrier Association of America


DOE Building Envelope Campaign

Presented by Hayley McLeod and Simon Pallin 


This webinar will present the ongoing Building Envelope Campaign under the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative. The purpose of the Campaign is to promote and acknowledge energy efficiency measures of the building envelope in existing and new buildings. The Building Envelope Campaign relies on a built-in envelope assessment tool used to evaluate the overall energy performance of the building envelope. Using side-by-side comparisons of existing and planned design, the user is given guidance on energy efficiency strategies for optimized performance. The tool uses an energy performance metric referred to as the Building Envelope Performance (BEP) value. The airtightness of the building envelope is one of the main categories for which the tool uses to give guidance on energy efficiency strategies, and in many cases, air leakage is one of the largest contributor to the overall HVAC energy demand. This webinar will present how industry professionals can benefit from participating or supporting the campaign.


Live webinar airing on November 19, 2020 – 1:00 PM EST

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Hayley McLeod

Ms. McLeod recently joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) after 5 years in industry as a LEED Specialist and Sustainability Consultant. She now serves as a technical professional and project manager for the Building Envelope and Urban Systems Research (BEUSR) Group, and is working on several projects across the commercial and residential building sectors, including serving as Campaign Lead for the Building Envelope Campaign!



Simon Pallin

Dr. Pallin is the Technical Lead of the Building Envelope Campaign. He has worked in the building industry since 2005, and spent several years conducting research in Europe. He joined the Building Envelope Systems Research team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2013. Dr. Pallin serves as a building envelope risk assessment expert and works with both existing simulation tools, as well as creating new tools, to estimate the hygrothermal (heat and moisture) performance of building elements, such as walls and roofs. He is the technical lead for the commercial building integration team at ORNL, and greatly involved in residential building research under the DOE Building America program.


Dr. Jason DeGraw

Dr. Jason DeGraw holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He is currently a member of the R&D Staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. DeGraw’s research work has focused on the numerical simulation of thermo-fluid flow phenomena at a variety of scales and in several different application areas. His recent work in building performance simulation has applications in indoor air quality, building security, and resilience. Dr. DeGraw is currently a member of the EnergyPlus development team, the U.S. DOE’s flagship building energy simulation engine. He is an active member of ASHRAE and is the founding chair of TC 2.10 Resilience and Security.


November 19, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
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