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High Performance Cold Storage Roof Design (And Why Uncontrolled Air is the Enemy)
August 11, 2022 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Cold storage buildings are designed to maintain cold temperatures, much colder temperatures than a typical building. Having a structure that is properly insulated and air sealed to maintain the required temperature and to minimize ice build-up is essential not only for the products being stored inside, but also for potential energy savings over the life of the facility. We will review the importance of the roof in this unique construction assembly, the primary control layers and how design and construction of details can impact the functionality and energy efficiency of the building for the lifetime of the roof system.
- Assess how cold storage roof design can impact building energy use and operations.
- Review the importance of air, vapor, and thermal control layer continuity.
- Assess typical cold storage details to evaluate control layer continuity.
- Review common installation and detailing errors during construction and how they impact roof functionality.
Kristin M. Westover, P.E., LEED AP O+M
Kristin M. Westover, P.E., LEED AP O+M, is a Technical Manager of specialty installations for low-slope commercial roofing systems at GAF. She has experience with a wide variety of projects in the civil engineering consulting industry specializing in repair and restoration of existing buildings, primarily for commercial buildings and high-rise residential structures.
Project expertise includes roofing, waterproofing, facades, parking garages, and pavements. She has performed assessments, written specification and design documents, provided bidding services oversight, and performed construction contract administration. She also has experience in arbitration and litigation support as well as LEED O+M certification for existing buildings.