Friday / December 11, 2020 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Mitigating Thermal Bridging in Building Enclosures – Practical Processes and Tools


Evolving energy codes and low-energy standards like passive house demand greater thermal performance from our building enclosures. To achieve high performance envelope in practice, designers will need to recognize and quantify the impacts of thermal bridging across the entirety of the building enclosure. Neil Norris, MASc, P.Eng, CPHD, Façade Thermal Performance Specialist at Morrison Hershfield, will demonstrate a practical approach for incorporating thermal bridging calculations into projects and additional resources for designers to better understand thermal bridging and how to optimize their envelope designs.

Speaker: Neil Norris specializes in the research and evaluation of the thermal performance of the building envelope and applying that knowledge on new construction projects. Neil has developed numerous performance calculation tools and component modelling data for industry use and has worked with numerous project teams and manufacturers to better understand and mitigate thermal bridging in their designs. This includes the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide, the Guide to Low Thermal Energy Demand in Buildings, and numerous other publications and tools. Neil’s research on thermal bridging has been incorporated into numerous low-energy standards and the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals.

For registration:

  • BEC Chicago members will receive an invite with registration link approximately 7 to 10 days in advance of event.
  • Non-members should contact Jeff Diqui at to request an invite.

Hosted By

Building Enclosure Council - Chicago

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price


Non Member Price