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2024 BEST Conference6: April Ng

Date: 3-19-2024
Time: 9:15-10:30am
Location: Austin, TX

3-16-2024 | Events

Associate April Ng will be discussing “Decarbonizing Through Retrofit – A Mid-Century Gem Goes Net Positive ” at the 2024 Building Enclosure Science and Technology (BEST6) Conference.

Located on a beautifully landscaped bluff overlooking Puget Sound, Loom House is an extensive renovation of a 1960s Pacific Northwest mid-century 2-building residence on Bainbridge Island, Washington. As one of only four homes on earth to meet full Living Building Challenge Certification, the impact of Loom House has continued to drive the project forward, advocating for change far beyond its property line. This presentation will focus on key upgrades to the enclosure. These changes include addition of insulation, air sealing, and glazing replacement while maintaining or enhancing the character of this distinctly Pacific Northwest home. Lessons learned will be shared that could have applicability to other exposed wood structure buildings. We will present analysis of global warming potential of the interventions and the strategies employed for net positive energy. The project demonstrates hyper efficient enclosure design and implementation as well as the potential for greening existing building stock

April will be speaking with Jeff Speert, Managing Principal of 4EA Building Science.

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April Ng

AIA, Associate

April is a Project Manager and Project Architect with experience in single-family residential, public interest design, and both public and private projects that emphasize sustainable performance. With each project’s unique client, site, and sustainability goals come new design strategies to test and implement. April excels at implementing high sustainability design into her work and exploring environmental…

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