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Affordable and Sustainable Multi-Family Housing: Strategies and Case Studies

May 19, 2021

A persistent housing shortage in California and beyond is driving demand for affordable, sustainable housing which also serves overarching concerns of equity and social justice. This session will feature seasoned professionals — from architecture, engineering and non-profit development — who will present case studies and discuss overarching strategies, as well as lessons learned from a new generation of multi-family housing that is both affordable and sustainable, with many reaching LEED Platinum and/or net zero energy targets.

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Designing Commercial Spaces with Modern Ceiling Fans

May 4, 2021

This virtual workshop will be taught by CBE Researcher Paul Raftery, PhD, and focuses on designing commercial spaces with modern ceiling fans. Paul will share research findings from a recent $2M, 3-year California Energy Commission funded research grant, including the outcome of installing 99 automated fans at sites throughout the California Central Valley. The free workshop will also cover design sizing, selection criteria, an in-class exercise, and overview of additional resources.

Radiant Cooling and Heating Systems for Large Commercial Buildings

May 6, 2021

This virtual course will assist architects and HVAC design engineers in understanding radiant systems with a focus on cooling thermally massive slab systems. The course will be taught by CBE researchers Fred Bauman and Paul Raftery, who will present the latest research results and findings on these types of building designs.

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