Jarrett B. Davis, AMB, CGP, CDT, LEED AP BD+C,
National Technical & Building Science Director – Max-Life Industries and Taylor Clay Products
Putting Building Science into Practice: Technology and Building Forensics
Monday, March 26 | 4:00 - 5:00
Plemmons Student Union, Room 137A Calloway Peak
FREE and open to the public
One of the most common buzzwords in construction today is “Building Science” …so what exactly is that anyway? Well, it’s complicated, but essentially building science is the practice of analyzing the performance of buildings to better grasp the building as an entire system and how this impacts elements such as: energy efficiency, durability, comfort and indoor air quality. High performance buildings and reducing energy use in existing buildings play a critical role in reducing the carbon footprint of our communities as well as ensuring that buildings last throughout their intended life cycle. Building forensics is a growing subset of building science that analyzes buildings to diagnose energy consumption issues and failures in buildings such as water and air leaks, decay, rot, mold, odors, and poor indoor air quality.
Jarrett will share his experiences in building forensics and product testing, how recent advances in technologies such as drones, computer aided modeling software, and others aid in the development of high performance buildings that continue to shape our built environment. As a frequent speaker to college campuses, national trade organizations, and architecture and engineering groups Jarrett’s talk will surely engage the audience’s attention to some of the good, bad, and ugly of his nearly two decades experience in the field of building science.
Jarrett Davis currently serves as the National Technical & Building Science Director for Max-Life Industries and Taylor Clay Products located in Salisbury North Carolina, where he leads the product development and testing group for new innovations in the building enclosure and energy efficiency product field. Previous roles and committees include the Director of Building Science for a national architecture and engineering testing firm, building and energy code committees, expert witness, and building enclosure commissioning agent.
*Attendance will be kept for faculty offering extra credit for students.*
The Sustainable Energy Speaker Series is sponsored by Appalachian Energy Center and the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment.