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Thursday, February 14
 

10:30am CST

Multifamily building blower door testing
Dive into the differences of compartmentalization versus whole building blower door testing and how to perform these types of tests and the value of each. Focusing on whole building testing, we will provide ample instruction on how and why to perform these tests as well as essential equipment and software. There will be an overview of regional standards and examples of testing we have completed including lessons learned.
AIA 1.25 LUs, ASHI 1 CEC, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, 1 CEU towards UDC-Construction Inspector Certification, IACET 0.1 CEU, ICC 0.1 CEU, NAHB, NARI 1.25 CEUs, PHIUS CHPC, RESNET

Speakers
avatar for Graham Giovagnoli

Graham Giovagnoli

Eco Achievers
Graham has been involved in the energy efficiency industry through multiple roles:  residential/commercial energy auditor, insulation sales representative, weatherization trainer and program manager, BPI proctor, green building certification consultant, and solar system designer... Read More →
avatar for Emily Rhea

Emily Rhea

Eco Achievers
Emily assists in residential energy audits throughout the greater Chicago area, creates models for energy analysis, gathers documents and prepares for LEED certifications, helps manage media outreach, and assists in administrative duties. Emily is a duct/envelope technician (DET... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am CST
Wisteria

1:30pm CST

Building performance repair and testing beyond single family
Explore patterns between single, multifamily, and commercial blower door testing along with repair strategies. Many techniques are similar, however, many processes and material choices are very different. Learn what strategies and hurdles a Home Performance contractor should consider before pursuing a project over 5,000, 10,000, or even 50,000 square feet. Single family contractors will discover that they too can repair large buildings.
AIA 1.25 LUs, ASHI 1 CEC, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, 1 CEU towards UDC-Construction Inspector Certification, IACET 0.1 CEU, ICC 0.1 CEU, NAHB, NARI 1.25 CEUs, PHIUS CPHC, RESNET

Speakers
avatar for Torrance Kramer

Torrance Kramer

Accurate-Airtight Exteriors
Torrance has performed energy audits, including multi-blower door testing and zonal pressure diagnostics, for small to large residential buildings, both existing and new construction. He has spoken nationally on energy efficiency techniques and procedures, participated in the development... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm CST
Wisteria

3:15pm CST

Build better performing, drier, and more durable exterior wall envelopes
Find out how to use composite continuous insulation products to build more durable exterior wall envelopes. Join Bob Murphy of Universal Forest products as he demonstrates typical exterior wall construction and reviews the major advantages and disadvantages of various products and techniques. You will better understand insulating structural sheathing products and learn typical window flashing and sealing techniques.
AIA 1.25 LU/HSWs, ASHI 1 CEC, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, 1 CEU towards UDC-Construction Inspector Certification, IACET 0.1 CEUs, ICC 0.1 CEU, NAHB, NARI 1.25 CEUs, PHIUS CPHC, RESNET

Speakers
avatar for Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy

Universal Forest Products, Inc - North
Bob Murphy spent the earlier part of his career in the energy industry working with HVAC installers, insulation contractors, and builders on proven training methods to improve performance and homeowner satisfaction. The next phase of his career was focused in the building materials... Read More →


Thursday February 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm CST
Wisteria