Better Walls for Bigger Buildings: Scaling high performance

Tue, 02/06/2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Is your facade too big or complex for exterior insulation? ? Not clear about air-tightness detailing for curtain walls? Are you concerned about cladding clips sagging?  Learn how to design better walls for larger buildings that result in comfortable occupants, confident builders and happy owners...

Passive House California is pleased to partner with EHDD Architects to host a special presentation focused on high performance wall assemblies for large buildings by Colin Shane of RDH Building Science. Colin will review a broad spectrum of material options available to architects, designers, engineers and contractors, illustrating how to easily boost the comfort and performance of your designs, without compromising structure or beauty.


Date: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Venue: EHDD Offices, San Francisco

Cost: Free for PHCA Members, $15.00 donation for the General Public. All welcome.

Registration is required:



Program Schedule:

6.00pm:           Registration

6.10pm:           Welcome & brief Introductions

6.15pm:           Program Presentation begins

7.00pm:           Q&A

7.15pm:           Drinks & Networking

8.00pm:           Close


About Colin Shane:

Colin Shane is a Principal and Senior Project Manager at RDH Building Science Inc. in San Francisco, CA, leading both new construction and rehabilitation building enclosure projects.  Colin’s experience is varied and covers all components of the building enclosure including walls, glazing systems, balconies, and roofs, and ranges geographically across Canada and the United States.  Colin has a broad knowledge of building construction and applies building science principles to analyze and design durable, energy efficient building enclosures across the United States and Canada.


About Passive House California (PHCA)

The mission of Passive House California is to educate the public about the Passive House building performance standard to help create healthy, comfortable, durable, energy- and resource-efficient buildings and communities


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San Francisco, CA 94110