Pie Takes Building Envelope Performance to the Next Level

Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 14, 2011) – Pie Consulting & Engineering’s, Brian Erickson, P.E., RRC, recently presented at the 2011 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Toronto, Canada on the importance of high-performing building envelopes.

Erickson’s presentation on the Impact of Air Tightness of Building Envelope Sustainability was selected for a “Special Set” in front of an audience of nearly 200 architects, engineers, contractors, and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) representatives. Brian expounded on the topics of air tightness measurement and verification, national and international building enclosure standards, and on how effective building enclosure commissioning (BECx) programs are inherent in high-performing, sustainable building projects.

Brian Erickson, P.E., RRC, Regional Manager, Pie Consulting & Engineering

“High-performing building enclosures play a key role in relation to green building and sustainable design. The unique challenges and goals of sustainable design underscore the importance of air tightness verification in building enclosures as fundamental to a successful energy efficient and high performing building.”
Erickson co-presented with Maria Spinu, Ph.D., LEED AP®, Global Building Science & Sustainability Leader for DuPont Building Innovations, and Wagdy Anis, FAIA, Principal with WJE and chairman of the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council (BETEC), a council of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). Erickson can be reached at berickson@pieforensic.com.


Pie’s Building Science Group provides building enclosure commissioning (BECx) and exterior building envelope consulting services which include technical design review and analysis, construction observations, customized training programs, and specialized building performance testing and diagnostic services for building owners, designers, and contractors.

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