Achieving Super Tight Air Sealing Targets for New Construction, Retrofits, and Passive House, Free and Online, August 29, 9-12 pm

  • 29 August 2023
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 12:00 PM
  • Event Host : Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Free Webinar: Achieving Super Tight Air Sealing Targets for New Construction, Retrofits, and Passive House, August 29
Event Description

Air sealing has emerged as the number one technique to help make our buildings more energy efficient, achieve unprecedented indoor thermal comfort, and produce clean and fresh indoor air control. This session will show the entire air sealing process of a new structure from the ground up or achieving very airtight assemblies in remodels and additions or the compulsory air tightness for Passive House.

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

  • How tight is an airtight building
  • How to establish your airtight layer (ATL) and get it on the plans
  • How to successfully achieve your airtight target
  • Reasons why we fail to hit our targets
  • Learn the various choices of long-lasting materials for the ATL
  • Where and when to apply the air sealing materials

Image Credits: Passive House Plus 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
  • Agenda
    • - Introduction and safety message
      - Establishing the airtight layer (ATL) around any building
      - New construction vs retrofitting
      - The nine rules to achieve your goals
      - Materials used in the airtight layer
      - Segments of the airtight layer- doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, and roofs
      - Finding airtight doors and windows
      - Air sealing electrical components
      - Questions and answers
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Terry Nordbye

      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.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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