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CCHRB meets regularly at the  Petterino's Restaurant at 150 North Dearborn Street (corner of Dearborn and Randolph).  CCHRB meetings are open to its members and their previously registered guests only.


Date: Thursday October 12, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM 
          (Reception begins at 5:15 PM)

Presentation Title: 
Face the Façade: High-performance design in Chicago high-rise buildings 


Presenter: 
Brett Bridgeland, CEM, LEED AP
Energy Engineer, Seventh Wave


Presentation Abstract: 
Dive into the topic of envelope performance—arguably the largest single remaining opportunity for deep energy efficiency in Chicago high-rise buildings. This presentation focuses on all-glass buildings; debunking common industry myths and making the case for lower window-to-wall designs based on cost, performance and comfort. High-performance solutions for all-glass buildings are also discussed.


Presenter's Bio:  
Brett Bridgeland, Architect, CEM, LEED AP Brett is an energy engineer for Seventhwave supporting the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program. He consults with design teams and building owners on high performance buildings. With experience in both the fields of architecture and engineering, he drives integrative, creative solutions that are supported by technical analysis. Brett’s building design portfolio includes residential and commercial high rises and city-scale developments, including projects that won Progressive Architecture and AIA Chicago Design Excellence awards. Brett earned his master’s degree in engineering from Stanford University and received his master’s in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



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