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DBR’s Eddy Santosa to Speak at A4LE Conference

by Kat Phelps, Marketing Manager

2018 Southern Regional Conference

Thursday, April 5th | 1:00–2:00 pm | Waco Convention Center | Waco, TX

Designing & Constructing High Performance Envelope for Schools


Envelope design is a key component to creating sustainable, high-performing buildings. There are many strategies and design methods for schools that can be applied from design through construction to improve envelope design. The presentation will discuss specifically, the implementation of an Integrative Design Process and an Envelope Commissioning Process to meet the LEED requirements for K-12 schools. Better envelope design will have a direct impact on student performance by providing better thermal comfort, daylight and a healthy overall environment conducive to learning. The presentation will first describe the integrative design process, including the requirements of this process and various performance simulations that can be conducted to assess overall building performance. The presentation will also showcase the important strategies and key components that designers and performance modelers must focus on to develop a better a better envelope design. Per current codes and LEED requirements, Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) enhances the process of reviewing design documents, specifications, and submittals; makes recommendations for enclosure testing procedures, performing site observations and creating reports for any new construction and major renovation of K-12 projects with the goal of optimizing building performance. The presentation will also provide an interactive discussion with the audience to assess different types of sustainability strategies and envelope details. At the close of the presentation, there will be a Q&A session to address any final questions from the audience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine envelope performance parameters in early design that affect School’s envelope design
  • Apply different strategies in order to improve envelope performance in School Projects
  • List the typical steps of Building Envelope Commissioning and understand the roles and responsibilities of a Commissioning Agent
  • Discover tools and techniques for addressing critical issues for building envelope case studies that are cost effective and support permitting and approvals


Eddy Santosa, CBCP, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP
Director of Sustainability
[email protected]