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Webinar – Durable & Resilient Retrofits – Solving with stone wool insulation: By Rockwool

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Globally, existing buildings account for approximately 30% of final energy demand and CO2 emissions. Typical renovation rates are 1-2% of the building stock per year, with an average energy use intensity (EUI) reduction of less than 15%. However, to reach sustainable development and climate targets, EUI reductions should be between 30-50%. In addition to energy and emissions conservations, building retrofits improve occupant health and comfort. In many cases, existing buildings are poorly insulated and leaky, resulting in excess heat loss and reduced thermal comfort. Mechanical systems are often outdated and inefficient, requiring consistent maintenance. With spending most of our time indoors, indoor health and comfort can be a priceless attribute that can be crucial for building renewal investment. This course will review core concepts to consider when implementing energy conservation measures through retrofit & renovation; Three unique case studies are provided to highlight the complexity of renovations and look at the ever-present challenges of extreme weather events.


PHI Credits: 1 LU & AIA Credits: 1 LU/HSW

AIA Credits



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DATE:  July 29th 2024

TIME:  12:00PM - 1:00PM EDT

VENUE:  Webinar


Todd Kimmel is the US Senior Manager of Sustainable Solutions for ROCKWOOL North America and Co-Founder & Chairperson of the Rainscreen Association in North America (RAiNA). Todd has over 20 years of leadership experience working on building enclosures and façade systems. This includes the construction management and oversight of large-scale commercial building enclosures, working as the product and technical manager at Trespa North America, steering strategic business development as the NYC Architectural Manager for ROCKWOOL and serving as a technical consultant for Dorken Systems. Todd was part of the working group to develop the AAMA 509 testing standard for drained and back ventilated rainscreen. He is a Construction Documents Technician (CDT), a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD – Passive House Institute) and currently sits on the board of directors for New York Passive House (NYPH).  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from New York University with a focus on sustainability in the built environment.