FREE Webinar: Residential High Performance and the Three R's: Resistance, Resilience and Recovery, Aug 19, 10 -11 am Central Time

  • 19 August 2020
  • Start time : 10:00 AM
  • End time : 11:00 AM
  • Event Host : South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource
Residential High Performance and the Three R's: Resistance, Resilience and Recovery
Event Description

High-performance, energy-efficient homes feature carefully designed strategies to maintain the integrity and functionality of the building envelope. These measures include continuous control layers to block or retard the movement of vapor, water, air, and heat. This presentation explores how these strategies compare and align with features designed to help a building survive and minimize the effects of natural disasters. Disaster-resistant construction techniques will be described. Specific emphasis will be given to flood-hardy homes, which are homes designed to survive and recover from flooding, which is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Research and recommendations regarding construction best practices for other natural disasters including hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and wildfires will also be provided. Case studies of several award-winning homes from DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home program will also be presented with a focus on how these homes, located in different U.S. climate zones, were constructed to achieve both optimal energy efficiency and disaster resistance. Presenters: Claudette Hanks Reichel, EdD, Louisiana State University AgCenter; Theresa Gilbride, PNNL

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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