BEC Houston Presents: Building Envelope Commissioning

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September 20, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Architecture Center Houston
315 Capitol, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77002

Brought to you by the Building Enclosure Council

BEC Presents

Building Envelope Commissioning


Course Description

With the current and upcoming release of new local and state energy
codes across the US, new aggressive energy efficiency targets are being
included. These inclusions require designers and contractors to deliver
higher performance of their buildings, especially from the building
envelope. Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) is a topic that will
enable architects to be prepared for not only the new changes being
implemented in LEED v4, but also to stay current on how efficiently certain
building envelope assemblies perform, as well as provide them with the
tools necessary when considering new building technologies and
envelope assemblies effects on energy performance for future
designs/projects. Commissioning the building envelope is progressively
recognized as an important element in achieving optimal building

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what Building Envelope Commissioning entails.
  • Understand the importance of documenting the Building Envelope performance requirements in the Owner's Project Requirements.
  • Understand the impact that Building Envelope Commissioning can have on the energy performance of a building.
  • Discuss BECx Case Study Project: OUS/OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building, Portland, OR.

About the Instructor
Stevan Vinci is a Senior Sustainability/Building Science Consultant and Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) Specialist. In addition to his roofing, cladding, glazing and waterproofing experience and knowledge. His hands-on experience in conducting over 85 LEED project certification reviews on behalf of the CaGBC allows him to provide important information and options regarding the building enclosure. He is currently a member of the USGBC’s LEED Stories from Practice Review Team, is a key contributor to the USGBC’s online reference guide for the LEED v4: Building Envelope Commissioning section and has earned accreditation International Living Future Institute.



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