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Steps Toward Achieving Advanced Energy Performance in Existing Buildings

  • 09 Aug 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103)


  • For individuals who do not hold a current USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Membership

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August 9 Program

Steps Toward Achieving Advanced Energy Performance in Existing Buildings


97% of the U.S. building stock are existing buildings. According to CBECS, these buildings are becoming more energy inefficient each year.

What will be presented are the standards and guides that will make existing commercial buildings more efficient, healthy and comfortable. Examples of discovery for a library, fire hall, university classroom and lab facility, and a government office building will be presented.

Going from "energy efficiency & proper IEQ" to Net-Zero Energy Buildings will be introduced as a lead-in to the "Energy Goals and lntegrated Design" seminar which will take place the following morning, August 10, 2016 from 8:00-10:00 am. Click here for more details on the Energy Goals and Integrated Design seminar.


  • Identify how to determine Energy Utilization lndex (EUI) for buildings.
  • Examine differences between process and technical (testing-based) retro-commissioning approaches.
  • Discuss application of Standards and Guides for achieving advanced energy performance and proper IEQ in existing buildings.
  • Explore how results were obtained in Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, Chicago and Bermuda buildings.


Terry E. Townsend, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, President of Townsend Engineering Inc. (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Terry E. Townsend has served as president-elect, treasurer, vice president, and Region VII director and regional chair for ASHRAE. He was the ASHRAE representative to the ASHRAE/U.S. Green Building Council Steering Committee and ASHRAE liaison to both the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and the National Environmental Balancing Bureau. He held all offices in the Tennessee Valley Chapter. He is the recipient of the Exceptional Service Award, the Distinguished Service Award, a Region VII Technology Award, a Regional Award of Merit and a Chapter Report Award. 

Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
5:30-7:30 pm 

Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103)

Free for ASHRAE St. Louis Members, USGBC-MGC Members, and full time students; $20 for Non-members

REGISTER: Click on the Register button on the left side of this screen.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.


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Flance Learning Center opened to students in June 2014, and aims to be an exemplary early
learning center, serving children of all incomes and backgrounds, six-weeks to six-years of age in a new, $11.5 million facility. The center’s design team placed heavy emphasis on ensuring that indoor and outdoor spaces were resource-efficient, free of toxins, healthy for students, comfortable for teachers, and cost-effective.  In recognition of this emphasis on health and environmental
sustainability, Flance Center is registered to become only the 4th LEED for Schools Certified
Preschool in the world.   Universal Design features are also incorporated to create a convenient
experience for staff and students, regardless of physical ability, thereby creating an environment in which special-needs and typical-needs children can thrive side-by-side in the same classrooms.


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