Energy performance is increasingly dependent on buildings that limit air infiltration, but that’s just one piece of higher performance roof and wall assembly. In this 3rd installment of our Higher-Performance series, we’ll look at cost-effective strategies to make tight envelopes standard practice, with special emphasis on thermal continuity and managing moisture. We’ll finish up with the partner to a tight envelope: balanced ventilation. Learning objectives:

  •  Learn the building science behind thermal bridging and air movement, and the impacts on energy performance, health, and comfort
  •   Learn the application and benefits of rain screens in the central coast climate
  •  Understand options for Insulation and air and vapor barriers and best practices for each
  • Identify balanced ventilation strategies and the costs and benefits of each.

There are AIA Continuing Education Units available:

1.25 LU|HSW

Instructors: Mike Horgan and Jennifer Rennick from In Balance Green Consulting