Super E Workshop Draws 240 Design Professionals
Wood framed houses in Korea used to boast higher energy efficiency than other types of construction such as concrete or steel, because wood is a good insulator and most of houses have been built with R-19 insulation in 2X6 stud exterior walls and R-30 in attics, which were far above the minimum Energy Conservation requirements then.
However, that is no longer true due to every strengthening energy efficiency targets. And, furthermore, the Korean government has set the road map of meeting net zero energy target by 2025. So there is a great need to provide advanced solutions and tools for achieving high energy efficiency to designers and builders.
In order to provide cost effective, healthy and architecturally flexible energy efficiency solutions and tool for energy simulation optimized for wood frame construction, Canada Wood Korea in collaboration with Super E Office conducted a 2 day workshop for HOT2000 software and blower door testing training on January 22 and 23, 2015 and held a Super E seminar on January 24.
Amanda Sinnige, Professional Engineer and Quality Assurance Auditor for Natural Resources Canada’s Housing Programs, was invited from Canada to conduct the HOT2000 Energy Simulation Software workshop including blower door testing for 20 leading wood designers and builders and the seminar on Super E for more than 220 design and construction professionals.
Other speakers and topics for the seminar included Jay Won Ryu on Super E House demo project in Korea, Gab Bong Kim on applying Super E details, and Jae Seung Song on details for high R value assemblies.