Air Sealing to Achieve Zero Net Energy - New Techniques and Applications, November 21, 12pm - 7:30pm EDT

  • 21 November 2020
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 07:30 PM
  • Event Host : A Partner of Build It Green
Air Sealing to Achieve Zero Net Energy
Event Description

One of the key components to achieving a Zero Net Energy building is the tightness of its envelope to air infiltration.

Learning objectives include:

  • Summarize where and how buildings leak air
  • Explain how air sealing is a key component to controlling moisture problems, reducing unwanted stack effects, and maintaining indoor thermal comfort.
  • Explain to clients why high quality air sealing should be part of their new construction projects and especially critical for projects targeting zero net energy performance.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of selecting different types of materials to serve as air barriers and learn the construction details and installation techniques that lead to airtight buildings that last
  • Describe ways to provide ventilation air, make-up air for combustion appliances, and address issues related to range hoods and whole house fans.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • A Partner of Build It Green
  • Agenda
    • Agenda:

      How to Establish the Air Tightness for a Building
      General Introduction to Blower Doors
      Pathways for Air Leakage
      Air Sealing in the Design and Construction Process
      Steps and Checkpoints in the Air Sealing Process
      Foam Sealants: Types and Applications
      Materials and Methodology
      Testing for Air Leakage
      How much does it cost?
      Make-up air
      Combustion appliances
      Whole house fans
      Overview of Building Codes that Effect Residential Air Sealing
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Terry Nordbye Air Sealing Solutions, has been a general building contractor for 40 years. In 2010, he built California’s first new construction Passive House for CLAM: an affordable housing association. He now consults with architects, designers, and contractors and builders, on how to achieve high performance buildings with Zero Net Energy targets. He specializes in retrofit, extreme air sealing, using no to low VOC materials.He has been a writer for Home Energy Magazine and Journal of Light Construction and presented at ACI, HPC, Passive House, and JLC conferences in the North West and currently on the Marin County Architectural Commission.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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