Thermal Bridging in NatHERS and residential buildings

Thermal Bridging in NatHERS and residential buildings
1 CPD NatHERS Technical

Thermal Bridging in NatHERS and residential buildings

15/06/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM AEST 

Robert Romanous, ESD Manager at BCA Energy, will discuss how the use of NCC2019 Vol 1 thermal bridging provision can result in a significant reduction in expected building fabric performance within the commercial industry.  What would happen if similar thermal bridging criteria were implemented for residential?2:

It has been demonstrated that the use of NCC2019 vol 1 thermal bridging provision can result in a significant reduction in expected building fabric performance within the commercial industry. In this tech webinar, we will explore what would happen if similar thermal bridging criteria were to be implemented for residential developments.

Learning Outcomes

  •  Evaluate the impact of energy-efficient housing on the overall reduction of GHG emissions.
  • Explain the effect of the substandard installation of insulation on the thermal efficiency of buildings.
  • List innovative products to achieve high NatHERS star ratings and a net-zero energy home in practice.
  • Describe the recent changes to AS/NZS 4859.1.
  • Define thermal bridging.
  • State the impact of thermal bridging
  • Identify AS/NZS 4859.2 and NZ 4214.
  • Explain downrating total R-value due to thermal bridging.
  • Describe the effect of thermal bridging on different building methods.
  • Explore what would happen if thermal bridging criteria were to be implemented for residential developments, included the impact on the NatHERS rating. 

 

About the Presenter

 

Robert Romanous has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Technology Sydney, with a Diploma in Engineering Practice and Cert IV in NatHERS Assessment. During his study and consultancy work, he has focused on the sustainable design, thermal comfort, and energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings.

Experience in thermal and energy modelling software, including IES VE, BERSpro and FirstRate5, combined with an understanding of building principles, allows Robert to provide his clients with practical design solutions. Due to the introduction of tighter thermal bridging restrictions into the NCC 2019 Section J, Robert and his team have been working with architects and Façade product manufacturers to streamline this transition across all building sectors.

Robert is currently the ESD Manager at BCA Energy - a division of BCA Logic 

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