Series of Super-E Workshops guided Energy Efficient WFC in Korea
Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Super-E Office/Energy Efficient Exporters Alliance (EEEA) held two Super-E Workshops in both November and December, 2017 to provide further training on new topics for those who attended the Advanced Technology Construction Training (ATCT) in Canada, which has focused on Super-E technology during the last 3 years.
The first Super-E Workshop, one-day program held in November in collaboration with the Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA), has focused on training HOT2000 energy simulation and design software developed by the Natural Resources Canada. Jack Zhou, the Certified Energy Advisor from Ontario and EEEA consultant, shared his extensive experiences not only in running the software but also on methodical preparations for inputs gained from more than 5,000 simulations.
Simulation by use of HOT2000 software is not only critical when performance path is chosen for the Super-E standard compliance but also mandatory to verify the compliance to the Super-E Standards.
The second Workshop in December, half a day program delivered by Ken Klassen, EEEA’s Senior Consultant, focused on introduction of proper installation of exterior insulation. Continuous exterior insulation has become more important to improve energy efficiency and to minimize thermal bridging and Exterior Insulation
Finish System (EIFS) is very common in Korea. Ken has also introduced Net Zero and Net Zero Ready and labelling initiative of the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA).
Special guests, including the first Super-E Builder in Korea, Jae Wan Yoo, and the second Super-E Builder, Gab Bong Kim were invited for panel discussion at the end of the workshop.