Free PG&E Webinar: Advanced Framing Techniques for Energy and Resource Efficiency, May 24, 9-11am

  • 24 May 2023
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 11:00 AM
  • Event Host : PG&E
Free PG&E Webinar: Advanced Framing Techniques for Energy and Resource Efficiency
Event Description

Did you know advanced framing techniques reduce material usage and create additional spacing for insulation in a home's wall? Advanced framing walls use 2x6 inch vertical studs spaced 24 inches apart in comparison to traditional framing walls which use 2x4 inch vertical studs 16 inches apart. More wall insulation and less wood translates to a reduction in a wall's framing factor, which is the percentage of a wall assembly that is comprised of framing members instead of insulation.

Framing factors in homes with traditional framing walls and buildings are most often 25% or greater. Join Steve Easley as he presents examples of best practices from real jobs using advanced framing techniques that achieve framing factors of 12% without compromising the home's integrity.

The objective of this course is that at the conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the cascading energy impacts that framing has on building performance
  • Point out the common framing mistakes that lead to poor thermal performance
  • Outline two or more best practices reducing framing factors achieving advanced framing
  • Summarize the best practices for insulating and air sealing wall for high performance walls

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • PG&E
  • Agenda
    • - Introduction and safety message

      - Fundamentals of advanced framing

      - Interactive efficiency gains without compromising building integrity

      - Common framing mistakes and how to avoid them

      - Impacts on the project’s bottom-line
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Steve Easley

      Steve Easley is a recognized construction consultant specializing in solving building science related problems and educating building industry professionals. His work focuses on increasing quality of construction, sustainability, and reducing costly mistakes that lead to construction defects and call backs. Steve is a frequently requested speaker because of his practical approach to building science. He is known for his dynamic speaking style and his unique ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms that can be easily integrated into practice.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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