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PAST EVENT MAKE IT TIGHT !
Mon, 5 Dec 2016, 4:00 PM – Mon, 12 Dec 2016, 8:30 PM EST
MAKE IT TIGHT !
BUILDING ENCLOSURE AIRTIGHTNESS...
Join us on Monday Nov 28th for a comprehensive introduction to building airtightness and air sealing to learn about:
1. Why an air barrier is critical to high-performance construction – with an in-depth discussion of the supporting building science. From energy efficiency to health to prevention of moisture damage, the essential importance of airtightness is one of the best kept secrets in construction today and this session will unravel the myths and provide clear explanations.
2. What is an air barrier and what are air barrier standards today – including a comprehensive look at the materials and components used in making air barriers. From sheathing, to membranes, caulking, tapes and gaskets, there is a growing array of products to choose from and we’ll discuss them all and how they can help hit the airtightness numbers you need and keep it that way.
3. How to design an air barrier – uncovering the complete process and critical decisions needed to optimize chances for success. Should the air barrier be outboard or inboard; how are the walls connected to the roof; what design decisions will make airtightness easier to achieve or harder. How do the materials and components go together and how to describe it in a way that helps the contractor make the airtight system a reality on site.
4. How to construct and test an air barrier – describing implementation of design with real world examples of both new build and retrofit construction. We’ll see what is working well and what is not for different construction types. Then look at the tools and methods for testing airtightness and delivering quality assurance.
Craig Toohey, CPHT (PHI), CPHB (PHIUS)
Development Director at 475 High Performance Building Supply
Craig Toohey, a Certified Passive House Tradesperson (PHI) and Certified Passive House Builder (PHIUS) brings a passion for sustainability and a wealth of knowledge to this training. Educated at McGill University in Montreal, Craig comes from a background of helping climate and energy-focused small businesses and nonprofits drive a transition to a low-carbon, low-energy future, and has over the past few years helped hundreds of architects and builders design and execute airtight, well-ventilated, energy efficient structures.
Huston Eubank, Architect,
Advisor at Climate Resources Exchange International Pte Ltd. (CRX)
Huston Eubank, an architect by training and world leader in green building, whose background includes organizations like Gensler, the Rocky Mountain Institute, Regenerative Network, and the World Green Building Council to name a few.