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I-RIM Conference 2016 To Feature Pre-Show Demo On DOE's Roof Savings Calculator

Olathe, KS - The 2016 International Reflective Insulation Manufacturers (I-RIM) Conference announces that Joshua New from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory will host a hands-on demonstration of the Department of Energy (DOE) Roof Savings Calculator immediately prior to the start of this year's event, which will be held June 1 -3 in Hollywood Beach, FL.

The DOE's Roof Savings Calculator (RSC) - - was developed as an industry-consensus standard for energy savings from modern roof and attic technologies for residential and commercial buildings. It uses DOE-2.1E for fast, whole-building energy simulations and integrates AtticSim, an ASTM standard, for advanced modeling of the roof assembly.

RSC can simulate radiant barriers, cool/reflective roofing, multiple roof/attic configurations, slopes, above-sheathing ventilation, low-emittance surfaces, duct locations, leakage rates, roof substrate types, and insulation levels. An annual simulation of hour-by-hour performance is calculated based on building properties and weather for the selected location. Annual energy savings are reported based on heating and cooling load reduction.

New's demonstration will present the context, capabilities, limitations, and the practical aspects of how to use (and not use) the Roof Savings Calculator; and attendees are encouraged to participate by bringing their own laptop and stepping through the discussion in this special hands-on experience.

This new pre-show event is just one of the many opportunities I-RIM Conference guests will have to learn from and interact face-to-face with experts in the field. To find out more about what will be covered in each session and the presenters, visit under menu option "I-RIM Conference".

It's noted that the I-RIM Conference is only held in the U.S. every 4 years, so 2016's event is a great opportunity for North American companies to participate. Early bird discounts are available before April 1.

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