Dinner meeting Location: Double Tree Southcenter 5:30pm -9:00pm
Title: High-Performance Cold Storage Roof Design
Bundle Up, It’s Cold Inside!
Cold storage buildings are designed to maintain cold temperatures, much colder temperatures than a typical building. Having a structure that is properly insulated and sealed to maintain the required temperature and to minimize ice build-up is essential not only for the products being stored inside, but also for potential energy savings over the life of the facility. We will review the importance of the roof in this unique construction assembly, the primary control layers and how design and construction of details can impact the functionality and energy efficiency of the building for the lifetime of the roof system.
- Assess how cold storage roof design can impact building energy use and operations.
- Review the importance of air, vapor and thermal control layer continuity.
- Assess typical cold storage details to evaluate control layer continuity.
- Review common installation and detailing errors during construction and how they impact the roof functionality.
AIA #: GAFCS1.0_2020, 1 credit
Kristin M. Westover, PE, LEED AP O+M, is a Technical Manager of Specialty Installations for low-slope commercial roofing systems at GAF. She specializes in cold storage roofing assemblies where she provides insight, education, and best practices as it relates to cold storage roofing. Kristin is part of the Building and Roofing Science Team where she works with designers on all types of low-slope roofing projects to review project design considerations so designers can make informed roof assembly decisions.