Fenestration Review


Fenestration – The Path to 2030

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May 12, 2022
112 Marion St, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0T1

Fenestration – The Path to 2030
May 12, 2022
Norwood Hotel – 112 Marion St.
8:00 am – 10:30 am

8:00 am: Registration and breakfast
8:30 am: Presentation Starts

Cost to Attend
Fenestration Manitoba Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $100.00
*Includes a hot breakfast

In 2016 the first ministers of the federal, provincial, and territorial governments in Canada issued the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF).  In the PCF several initiatives were identified to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.  These initiatives included energy codes and individual components of the building envelope.  Windows were identified as a component where further efforts to improve energy performance could be made.  Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) worked with the fenestration industry to establish their aspirational goals for window energy performance for 2030.  The aspirational goal for all windows sold in Canada by 2030 to achieve a U-factor of 0.82 W/m2K or an Energy Rating of 44 was published in 2018.

NRCan is conducting research into the barriers to achieving this aspirational goal.  This presentation will provide a brief history of the evolution of window energy performance for 2004 to 2022 and then present the results of an NRCan research project investigating current window designs and how they are already achieving the 2030 aspirational goal and what design elements are needed to achieve different performance levels on the path to 2030.

 Presented by Jeff Baker, M.A.Sc., P.Eng. with WESTLab Canada

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