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Do you have your finger on the pulse of the latest products and services on the market? Are there new techniques and approaches to investigate? What are others in the industry doing that you’re not? Find out February 14–16, 2018 at North America’s largest event dedicated to cold climate residential building. Register now, then download the program book and check out these tips before you go.

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Friday, February 16 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
High-performance enclosures: is the cavity-insulated 2x6 wall dead?

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The theory and motivation for the perfect enclosure are clear and simple-place structural elements to the interior where they remain warm and dry, then place the four control layers to the exterior in a way that will be robust, durable, and repairable. We’ll cover principles and best practices for building enclosures that go beyond codes for superior comfort, efficiency, durability, and indoor air quality. We’ll look at a project that uses a cost-effective “perfect wall” system to deliver zero energy ready home performance and discuss a structural system that simplifies and speeds construction, saving enough money to invest in high-performing exterior control layers.

AIA 1.25 LUs, ASHI 1 CE credit, BPI 1.25 CEUs, DSPS 1 CEU towards Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, 1 CEU towards UDC-Construction Inspector Certification, GBCI 1 CE hour, IACET 0.1 CEU, NAHB, NARI 1.25 CEUs, RESNET 1.25 PD credits

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Pat Huelman

University of Minnesota
Pat coordinates the Cold Climate Housing program with the University of Minnesota Extension. He is recognized for his systems approach to improving overall home performance. Pat’s focus has been on heat, air, and moisture movement in buildings and he is an expert in building systems... Read More →

Friday February 16, 2018 12:45pm - 2:00pm CST