PGE - Air Sealing and Insulating Existing Homes

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Also Offered April 13 (Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) Stockton--ETC
Description The first, most important and cost-effective aspect of improving home comfort and energy performance is to optimize the building enclosure. This classroom session covers best practices for air sealing and insulating floors, walls, and attics in existing single family homes. Topics include using diagnostic equipment; appropriate tools, materials, and methods; site constraints and potential hazards; and evaluating costs and benefits of insulation options.
Audience Level This intermediate to advanced class is for home performance contractors, existing home raters, energy consultants, architects, remodelers and others who want to understand best practices for implementing this key aspect of the residential energy efficiency loading order.
Introductions and Safety Announcements
California building envelope
Diagnostics - testing insulation performance
Typical Opportunities for improvement
Best practices for air sealing homes
Evaluating choices of insulation types
Cost effective insulation
Ensuring quality insulation installation
Combustion safety requirements
Wrap-up, Q&A, Post-course evaluation
Instructor(s) Gavin Healy
Gavin Healy has worked in residential remodeling for over 12 years, with a focus on fixing houses that are 75 years or older. In 2006, Gavin co-founded Balance Point Home Performance with Dan Perunko and has since been running a successful full service home performance analysis, retrofit and consulting company. Gavin is a trainer with and a Building Performance Institute test proctor. Gavin enjoys making existing houses perform better than typical new construction. His goal as a trainer it so get individual contractors and companies to focus on the details that measurably impact a building’s efficiency, comfort, and cost of operation.
Resources N/A
Cost No fee for this program
Credits N/A





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