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Fall 2018 Events

RICOWI Sponsoring Organizations and Affiliate Members are pleased to invite you to join us for the fall 2018 events in Northbrook, Illinois.

Codes, Standards and Listings – Working Together
Richard Walke / UL

There are many installation codes and product testing standards that apply to products, both safety and sustainability. How can you determine what codes and standards effect a specific product? Does the installation code influence the testing standard, or does the standard influence the code? How are codes and standards developed, and are there any opportunities to provide input? What products are required to be Listed? Why are the products required to be Listed? Learn who requires products to be certified by a third-party agency, what tools are available to assess the qualifications of a third-party agency, what requirements are used to evaluate products, how a product is certified, and where information about certifications can be found.

Connecting the Roofing Dots - From Building Codes to Test Standards to UL Certifications
Dwayne Sloan / UL

UL plays a significant role in the roofing industry by providing product safety testing, certification services, writing and maintaining roofing Standards, and serving as a key participant in the Code development process. In this presentation, UL will provide a summary to our partners of RICOWI on the connection between Building & Safety Codes, test Standards, and the UL Certification programs where Code compliant products can be found. This session will include an overview of the many test standards used by UL to assess roofing performance for resistance to fire, wind and hail.

Understanding the Value of Performance Testing of the Exterior Envelope of the Building
Wayne Breighner / UL

Building projects for new construction and renovations often require testing of the exterior envelope of the building. The exterior envelope and its components are often required to be tested at 3 stages to assure performance to design requirements for air and water tightness, structural integrity, thermal transmittance, acoustical transmittance, seismic movement and wind resistance from hurricanes, tornados and other storms. Testing is required of fenestration products including windows, doors and curtainwalls prior to gaining market acceptance, as well as at the pre-construction phase in which mock-ups of the exterior envelope are tested and finally, after installation in which field testing is conducted on installed fenestration systems. This course explores the testing requirements and the value of product testing, what the typical project specifications mean, how testing is conducted, the information it reveals and the positive impact testing provides to the building project.

Solar / PV
Scott Jezwinski / UL

With the decreasing cost of Photovoltaics, solar PV technology is increasingly finding its way into innovative products for integration into building structures. PV modules and panels are increasingly serving as a major component of the roofing system of a building. With the increase introduction of BIPV products, UL is addressing the need for specific requirements and testing. This session introduces the work in process toward development of a new BIPV standard specific to rooftops.

DOE’s Roof Savings Calculator (and recent updates)
Dr. Joshua New / Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

A Roof Savings Calculator (RSC) website has been deployed, at roofcalc.com, as an industry-consensus tool to assess energy and cost savings of roof and attic technologies for commercial and residential buildings using whole-building energy simulations. It is built upon the DOE-2.1E engine for fast energy simulation and integrates AtticSim for advanced modeling of modern attic and cool roofing technologies. The tool models: cool roofs with arbitrary reflectance and emittance, multiple roof types at custom inclinations, above-sheathing ventilation, radiant barriers, HVAC duct placement and leakage rates, multiple layers of thermal mass, and attic insulation. An annual simulation of hour-by-hour performance is calculated for the building properties provided based on weather data for the selected location. Annual energy savings reported are based upon heating and cooling loads and thus this calculator is only relevant to buildings with a heating and/or cooling unit.

RSC recently completed a strategic partnership project which was funded, reviewed, and validated by a committee of 15 companies to improve the quality of the underlying calculations, add new features, and speed up simulation time. RSC is an R&D 100 award-winning technology made freely available for use by the general public. The RSC web service allows fully-automated savings results to be incorporated into product or service estimates by companies for potential customers to increase market uptake of energy-saving roof and attic technologies. Companies or individuals using it for profit or sales should contact ORNL's Partnerships Directorate regarding licensing.

Event Agenda
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pmFoundation Board Meeting at Willows Restaurant
6:30pmInformal dinner - Meet in the main lobby near the registration area
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
7:30am - 7:45amBoard buses to UL (meet in lobby)
8:00am - 8:30amArrive at UL
8:30am - 11:30amGroup Tours of UL
11:30am - 12:15pmGroup Lunch
Conference Committee Meeting
12:20pm - 1:20pmCodes, Standards and Listings – Working Together
Richard Walke / UL
1:25pm - 2:25pmConnecting the Roofing Dots - From Building Codes to Test Standards to UL Certifications
Dwayne Sloan / UL
2:25pm - 2:35pmBreak Sponsored by UL
2:35pm - 3:35pmUnderstanding the Value of Performance Testing of the Exterior Envelope of the Building
Wayne Breighner / UL
3:35pm - 3:45pmBreak Sponsored by UL
3:45pm - 4:15pmSolar / PV
Scott Jezwinski / UL
4:15pm - 5:00pmDOE’s Roof Savings Calculator
Dr. Joshua New / Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
5:00pm - 5:30pmRICOWI Foundation Meeting
5:30pm - 5:45pmBoard buses to return to hotel
7:00pm - 9:00pmGroup event at Pinstripes - Gather in lobby at 6:30pm to board buses
Bocce courts sponsored by Building-Envelope, LTD
Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:00am - 8:30amRICOWI Board Meeting
8:45am - 9:45amMembership/Promo Committee
Climate Resilience Committee
9:45am - 10:00amBreak Sponsored by ISANTA
10:00am - 11:00amUnderlayment Committee
11:00am - 12:00pmHIP/WIP Committee
12:15pm - 1:15pmLunch
1:30pm - 2:30pmCode Committee
2:30pm - 2:45pmBreak Sponsored by ISANTA
2:45pm - 5:00pmRICOWI Membership Meeting
6:30pm - 8:00pmInformal Dinner
Friday, October 5, 2018
7:30am - 4:30pmOptional shopping or area tours

Registration Forms and Information
Download a registration form ( .pdf )
Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook
Registration Information

Seminar Fees
Fee (US $) Early Registration After September 3rd
Member $325.00 $350.00
Non-Member $425.00 $450.00

Cancellations after September 3, 2018 are subject to $75.00 fee; no shows are non-refundable.

Additional Information

For additional information, or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact RICOWI's Executive Director, Joan Cook at 330-671-4569 or email: jcook@ricowi.com.

Hotel Information

Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook
2875 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062

Online or call 1-847-298-2525
Refer to group code RCW

Reserve through September 3, 2018 to get the group rate of $129 (standard king with sofa bed; inc. breakfast).

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