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Insulating and air sealing

Spray foam insulation: what to use, when, and how

Spray foam insulations are neither the universally right choice nor the wrong one to every insulating/air sealing situation. We'll take a comprehensive look at spray foam insulations, including their hygrothermal properties, environmental impacts (blowing agents and flame retardants), health and safety considerations, application issues (such as temperature), and code considerations. We'll also take a look at the same considerations for alternative insulating/air sealing materials/systems.

LEVEL: Intermediate

PRESENTED BY:
Peter Yost, BuildingGreen, Inc.

WHEN / WHERE:
Wed, Dec 11  ·  8:30–9:45 am
Love A

CREDIT:
AIA, ALA, ASHI, BPI, GBCI, IACET, NAHB, NAHI, NARI, NATE


Duct testing and sealing demonstration

IECC 2012 establishes the new mandatory standards for duct leakage in new construction. These metrics are ambitious and can be challenging unless you're prepared. Learn how you can meet IECC 2012 by knowing ahead of time where to spend your time, effort, and materials. In this demonstration, we will walk through the testing procedure, step-by-step. We'll start with a leaky duct system and watch the reduction in real time as various materials are applied.

LEVEL: Intermediate

PRESENTED BY:
Joe Konopacki, Insight Property Services, Inc.

WHEN / WHERE:
Wed, Dec 11  ·  10:15–11:30 am
Metro Place

CREDIT:
AIA, ALA, ASHI, BPI, GBCI, IACET, NAHB, NAHI, NARI, NATE, RESNET


Insulating and air sealing best practices

Air sealing techniques including dense packing loose fiber insulation into closed cavities can increase comfort and lower energy costs. If not done properly, though, they can create problems. Through lecture and demonstration, Keith will show you air sealing and insulating techniques that get the best results time and time again.

LEVEL: Foundational

PRESENTED BY:
Keith Williams, Building Services and Consultant, LLC

WHEN / WHERE:
Wed, Dec 11  ·  1–4 pm
Metro Place

CREDIT:
AIA, ALA, ASHI, BPI, GBCI, IACET, NAHB, NAHI, NARI, NATE