High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part I: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies

February 12, 2015
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Join us for a free webinar on February 12, 2015, presented by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America program! Each month's webinar will offer information about the latest advances in residential building technologies and practices, presented by Building America research team and national laboratory experts, and DOE Program Managers.

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Description: The webinar will focus on methods to design and build roof and wall systems for high performance homes that optimize energy and moisture performance. Presenters and specific topics for this webinar include:

  • Joe Lstiburek, Building Science Corporation, presenting Advances in Unvented Roof Technology. It has become clear that unvented roofs must be conditioned in most climates or some other means of moisture removal is necessary for the attic space. This presentation will discuss several of these approaches, including the use of diffusion venting and dehumidification. These approaches will allow the use of cellulose and fiberglass insulation systems rather than the current approaches that rely on rigid insulation or spray polyurethane foams.

  • Vladimir Kochkin, Home Innovation Research Labs, presenting Builder’s Guide to High Performance Walls in Climate Zone 3-5. Strategies to design and build high performance walls can vary significantly by climate zone, and this discussion will focus on approaches for climate zones 3-5 that increase energy performance and reduce moisture issues in walls. The presentation is based on the Builder’s Guide to High Performance Walls, which will be published in 2015.

The presentations will be followed by an interactive Q&A session where participants will have an opportunity to submit questions.

If you have any questions, please contact: Heather Stafford (heather@confluencec.com).