PGE - Insulation Options for New and Existing Homes
|Also Offered||May 04 (Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm) Santa Rosa--Builders Exchange|
|Description||Good building enclosures require a continuous air barrier in contact with continuous insulation, but achieving this requires an understanding of how to properly select, integrate, and install insulation and air barrier materials. This class identifies and explains the various types and properties of insulation, and how to determine appropriate options for any particular application. Topics include rigid & spray foam, vapor permeability, material & installation specifications, fire resistance & code requirements, safety & indoor air quality, and environmental impacts.|
|Audience Level||This class will be most useful to those who are familiar with basic building science principles and have some experience with residential insulation.|
Steve Easley is an internationally recognized construction consultant specializing in solving building science related problems and educating building industry professionals. His work focuses on increasing quality of construction, sustainability, and reducing costly mistakes that lead to construction defects and call backs.
Steve has hosted hundreds of best practice building science videos, including the California Energy Commission's Energy Code Online Training, which can be viewed at www.energyvideos.com. He has also co-hosted hundreds of television and radio programs, including over 100 shows on the Discovery Channel's Your New House.
Steve is a spokes person for the Green Building Initiative, member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and an advisor to the National Association of Home Builders Quality in Housing Council. He was a tenured Professor of Building Construction and Contracting at Purdue University for 10 years. He is nationally known speaker on the subject of cost effective, practical approaches to quality assurance, and high performance buildings. His goal and mission is helping building professionals achieve structures that are durable, energy efficient, healthy, and comfortable to live and work in.
|Cost||No fee for this program|