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SiGBA Speaker Series: Energy Analysis of Commercial and Residential Structures

The Sierra Green Building Association (SiGBA) continues its “Live Green – Build Green” speaker series on Tuesday, Sept. 18 with an event featuring Stephen Witek from Sustainable Environment Engineered Design. This free event will be held at the Cedar House Sport Hotel, 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee, starting at 6 p.m. with no host food and drinks. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.

Stephen Witek received his bachelor of science degree in architectural engineering with an emphasis in mechanical engineering at Penn State University in 1997, and interned with the Smith Group in Detroit, Mich. Stephen went on to be the secretary of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and received his LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional certification in 2001. Stephen participated in the first LEED Platinum Building in Anapolis, Maryland, and is currently a member of AIA, the American Institute of Architects and is an Energy Star Partner.

Stephen Witek will be presenting an overview of the National Energy Codes, including ASHRAE 90.1, the Model Energy Code, and California Title 24. The discussion will cover how these codes apply to all buildings, and the calculations procedures involved in verification of these codes. The discussion will include an introduction to building energy use calculations; and a further introduction to the energy analysis software (i.e. DOE2, BLAST, EnergyPlus, Energy Pro, Energy 10, Equest, HAP, and Trace).-

The discussion also-will introduce the techniques used to site locate a building, to determine proper glazing amounts, analyze insulation levels, and passive solar analysis. There will be a further discussion about how LEED points are affected by this analysis.

SiGBA is a local non-profit group of like-minded individuals and businesses committed to promoting a “Live Green -Build Green” philosophy. As the Sierra’s leading green building resource and community education organization, SiGBA’s mission is to promote effective environmental design and sustainable practices in our community. For more information, visit or call (877) 744-2248.

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