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Conferences & Shows

BCBEC: BC Conference & Seminars On Building Envelope
British Columbia Building Envelope Council presents an annual conference, industry seminars, and meetings with networking opportunities.

BEST: US Building Enclosure Science & Technology Conference
The triennial Building Enclosure Science & Technology (BEST4) Conference, to be held April 13 -15, 2015, at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Hosted by the Kansas City Building Enclosure Council (BEC-Kansas City), BEST4 is themed "Performance Driven Architectural Design.” BEST4 is open to people working in all facets of the building industry and is structured to enhance understanding of challenging design changes and to provide a forum for peer-to-peer discussion. The Conference will tackle performance of the building enclosure in the context of full-building performance.
Trends

US DOE: Roadmap Of Trends In Building Envelope Technology
US Department Of Energy prepared the Building Envelope Technology Roadmap that addresses industry trends, such as increased competition, consumer demands for lower cost and lower maintenance houses, reduced environmental impact, technological developments, and market barriers to new innovations. 2001 (PDF)
Policies & Positions

IEA: Technology Roadmap For Energy Efficient Building Envelopes
International Energy Agency online Technology Roadmap: Energy Efficient Building Envelopes establishes a strategy to transform how the world’s buildings are constructed and renovated.

US DOE: Windows & Building Envelope Research & Development Roadmap
US Department of Energy report Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development: Roadmap for Emerging Technologies describes the technical and market challenges to be overcome, R&D activities and milestones, key stakeholders, and potential energy savings that could result if cost and performance targets are met. (PDF)
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