Solar Facade Webinar – available on demand now!


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Solar Facades: Understanding Building Integrated Photovoltaics and Pressure-Equalized Rainscreens

AIA CEU – Webinar On-Demand – Sponsored by Elemex Architectural Facade Systems

Course # K2012CD

On-demand Webinar available from Dec 2, 2020 until Dec 1, 2022


Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss the benefits of photovoltaic facades to the environment, and demonstrate how BIPV facade systems can contribute
      to LEED certification goals for architects and owners.
    2.  List the components and possible attachment methods available for a successful design and installation of a BIPV facade system
    3.  Discuss the applicable standards and codes associated with modern BIPV facade systems.
    4. Explain the advantages of specifying pressure-equalized rainscreen technologies into BIPV facade system designs.

This presentation will offer a basic overview of rainscreen technologies being used to incorporate BIPV into even the most discriminating design demands. We will discuss the important role onsite power generation can play in creating positive environmental impacts, contributing to LEED certification goals, and positively impacting costs associated with energy use. We will look at the components required to successfully install and operate a BIPV system, as a well as some of the design consideration architects should pay attention to in order to maximize solar capture and system performance. Also, this content will address how BIPV facades can meet or beat applicable standards and building codes. Finally, this presentation will discuss the advantages of solar facades that are specified with a pressure-equalized rainscreen solution, and how this option provides a more durable and sustainable system.


Mallory Dow, is the Business Development Supervisor at Elemex where she leads a sales team that focuses on architectural facade systems. Experienced and personable, Mallory has traveled across North America presenting to firms of all sizes. She works directly with Architects, General Contractors, Installers and Project Managers to ensure overall project success from concept to completion.

Hugh Lowry, Special Projects Engineer has classic training as an engineer, and has a passion for BIPV. After completing his undergraduate at Queen’s University, Hugh worked in the solar industry, primarily looking at ground-mount utility projects. Taking a year to pursue an M.Eng at Western University was followed by Hugh’s introduction to the building construction industry, where he has applied his solar knowledge to facades – specifically rear ventilated rainscreen systems.


On-demand Webinar available from Dec 2, 2020 until Dec 1, 2022