Utilizing Fiberglass Construction Products For Single Family Homes

April 11, 2024 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (PDT)


This presentation will demonstrate how using high performing fiberglass construction products can provide solutions to ensure long life building construction, how to best cost optimize using these solutions, and to ensure thermal comfort to the end user.


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Date:  Thursday April 11, 2024

Time:  Noon - 1pm

Format:  Zoom Webinar

FREE to attend, advance registration is required - Here

More and more jurisdictions are implementing Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS), such as the BC Energy Step Code and the Seattle 2018 update, which have left many in the construction industry left to wonder how to best go about meeting these new requirements, while still being cost effective.

This presentation delves into modern high-performance construction products, a high-level overview of what makes a product “high performance”, benefits of high performance construction products in the world of emerging BEPS, as well as real-world project examples.


-Review the BC Energy Step Code and learn the key differences from past iterations and the path to current compliance.

-Discover which building envelope assemblies have the largest impact on energy efficiency. Demonstration will be provided to show how those assemblies can be targeted for improvement.

-Understand the design flexibility that can be achieved using an integrated window and building envelope design approach, while providing cost effective and value engineering solutions.

-Learn the material characteristics of fiberglass windows and other fiberglass construction materials.


Amber Mengede, AScT. 

Amber is a seasoned construction specialist with 10 years of experience in the fenestration world. In her current role, Amber is the Technical Business Development Manager at Cascadia Windows. She works closely with Cascadia’s sales team and commercial and residential clients to help clients design high performance fenestration, sound building envelope design and value engineering.

Amber holds a diploma in Architectural Building Engineering Technology program from BCIT, where she graduated with honors.

In Amber’s 10 years in the fenestration industry, she has been involved in creating and presenting accredited educational presentations for conferences and lunch and learns. She also volunteers on various boards for FenCanada and FGIA/FenBC Region. Amber has a passion for knowledge, facts and sound building envelope design.

FREE to attend, advance registration is required - Here

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April 11, 2024 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (PDT)
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