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Crafting High-Performance Enclosures: Roofs, Walls, and Floors

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (PDT)


Building enclosures – the roof, walls, and floor – are the first line of defense between nature and people. Enclosure performance is optimized when air sealing and insulation – two underappreciated and typically underperforming features – are done to high-performance standards rather than the status quo. The preceding class in our High-Performance Fundamentals program (How Buildings Work; Science and Buildings and Science in Buildings) covered the scientific principles needed to effectively design high-performance buildings. This class covers installation — the practical application of those principles on the job site – the hands-on activities that differentiate ‘business-as-usual’ from high-performance construction. These include best practices for air sealing, insulation installation, and window installation, along with the tools and methods (e.g., blower door testing) used to measure the quality of work, and the metrics against which the work can be evaluated.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (PDT)
Energy Efficiency
Air Sealing
Indoor Air Quality
Building Shell
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