Free PG&E Webinar: How to Design and Build High-Performance Walls, October 4, 9-11 am

  • 4 October 2023
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 11:00 AM
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Free PG&E Webinar: How to Design and Build High-Performance Walls, October 4
Event Description

California’s 2022 Title 24 Residential Energy Code all but requires high-performance walls with exterior insulation while higher-performance home designs, like Passive House, requires continuous exterior insulation.

This class examines how to design and build high-performance wall assemblies that deliver energy efficiency, reduce space conditioning loads, and do not lead to water or moisture failures. Presenter Steve Easley will delve into the best installation practices for air barrier/sealing to meet and exceed building codes.

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

  • Correctly incorporate exterior wall insulation over wood sheathing with regards to proper water/air barrier and flashing integration
  • List two or more of the most effective air sealing techniques and locations
  • Select the best insulation system for a given application and write better specifications regarding insulation and installation (QII)
  • Name the most cost-effective advanced framing techniques
  • Describe new window technologies and what works best for different applications
  • Summarize the relationships between air barriers, moisture vapor transmission, condensation, material permeability


  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
  • Agenda
    • - Introduction and safety message
      - Layers and functions of a high-performance wall assemblies
      - Air sealing techniques and locations
      - Insulation installation best practices
      - Cost-effective advanced framing techniques
      - Windows and designing your project for success
      - Relationships between air barriers, moisture vapor transmission, condensation, material permeability
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Steve Easley

      Steve Easley is an internationally 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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