This presentation will illustrate why we need to embrace thicker insulating glass to achieve overall window insulating values in the range of R12 to R17 or higher and the positive impact of such windows on the design of energy efficient building envelopes for green buildings. In addition the importance of using long lasting insulating glass to achieve sustainability objectives will be presented. Mr. Clarahan will also discuss how windows with very high insulating values can add a significant number of LEED(r) points to a green building project and how such windows can be used to more easily achieve compliance with the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB). The presentation will refer examples of windows using insulating glass which can achieve overall insulating values up to R17, including both the glass and frame. The various technical elements will be explained as to how insulating glass is constructed to achieve both very high overall window insulating values and extreme longevity.
11:30am - lunch & networking
11:45am - presentation and Q&A
12:45pm - Company profile
President and CEO
LiteZone Glass Inc.
Mr. Clarahan has extensive experience in the window and curtain wall industry and in the manufacturing of high performance insulating glass units. Before pursuing a career in industry, Mr. Clarahan earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (with distinction) from the University of Alberta, became a Chartered Accountant and was a senior manager with a national firm of chartered accountants. In 1986 he co-founded and became the President and CEO of a high performance insulating glass, window and curtain wall manufacturing company. He spent more than 20 years managing the operations of that company. In 2014 Mr. Clarahan became the President and CEO of LiteZone Glass Inc., a company he founded with the mission to complete the development of and commercialize LiteZone™, a next generation insulating glass unit that he invented. In 2015 LiteZone Glass Inc. established a manufacturing facility in Nisku, Alberta and LiteZone™ insulating glass made its market debut in early 2016. In June 2016 the Canada Green Building Council awarded LiteZone™ its prestigious 2016 Green Building Product of the Year Award.
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Alberta Chapter - Canada Green Building Council
The CaGBC Alberta Chapter seeks to:
Lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Alberta.