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Lessons from North America’s Tightest Building Enclosures Webinar with Graham Finch

July 10th, 2020 // Building Science Deconstructed

Curious what it takes to achieve a very tight building enclosure? Pursuing a Passive House or Net Zero project? Graham Finch talks about how to achieve measurable improvements in airtightness and more.

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A Cup of Joe: Net Zero Houses and Beyond

July 9th, 2020 // Building Science Deconstructed

In this episode of A Cup of Joe, Dr. Joe Lstiburek is joined by Betsy Pettit to discuss net zero buildings and share lessons learned from past projects.

A Cup of Joe: Industry Trends

July 2nd, 2020 // Building Science Deconstructed

Labor and housing shortages have pushed modular construction to gain traction across the industry. In this episode of A Cup of Joe, Dr. Joe Lstiburek shares his perspective on the shift to manufactured housing.

High-Performance Buildings: DELTA®-PROTEC

June 30th, 2020 // Building Science Deconstructed

DELTA®-PROTEC provides excellent protection for your basement floor, keeping it moisture free. Krzysztof explains the benefits of using this subfloor system and shows just how easy it is to install under laminate or OSB.

High-Performance Buildings: DELTA®-DRAIN

June 20th, 2020 // Building Science Deconstructed

Installing DELTA®-DRAIN correctly is critical to protecting foundations from moisture and debris. Krzysztof demonstrates how to install this product correctly and what components can be used to finish the process.

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Moisture-Control Fundamentals

The threat of the damaging effects of moisture in building enclosures can be compounded if all the materials in the wall assembly are not compatible. This course equips today’s building professional with the knowledge to choose the right materials to control enclosure moisture.

Thermal-Control Fundamentals

Thermal control is critical in achieving optimal energy-efficiency and avoiding condensation in the building enclosure. This course focuses on the modern building science principles needed to build for today’s environment and occupant demands.

Air-Control Fundamentals

Controlling air infiltration and exfiltration is paramount in achieving energy-efficient buildings. This course examines what is required to achieve air tightness in buildings and outlines how to detail air barrier systems.

Exterior Air-Barrier Systems

Environmental elements like extreme temperatures, UV rays and wind-driven rain must always be considered when selecting exterior building materials. This presentation will help you understand changing codes and standards, why air tightness is important for commercial buildings, and how to detail exterior air barrier systems.

Exterior Continuous Insulation

R-values are becoming a thing of the past when it comes to modern, high performance commercial buildings. For most buildings, continuous exterior insulation will be the new normal. This presentation will help you understand thermal control fundamentals, changing codes and standards, and how to detail enclosures with continuous exterior insulation.