Tuesday, March 03, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
BuildingEnergy 15 Workshops
Designing for durability is essential for green buildings, because if you double the life of a building, regardless of construction type, you halve the environmental impact of its construction. In the design of buildings and building components to achieve long-life, moisture must be managed and understood, including the ability to have effective and efficient maintenance and repair. Drawing upon decades of hands on experience, two building scientists will present the nitty-gritty of good design that embraces and understands moisture. From the tried and true water shedding techniques of century old buildings to the shocking truth about pressure-sensitive tapes and liquid sealants, participants will learn how to handle moisture with low-tech physics and high-tech materials and tools.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
At BuildingGreen, I spend about one-fifth of my time doing building investigations, mostly residential. In this session, I will present the building assessment information for a series of investigations (one or two commercial/institutional buildings), we will work to identify the problem(s) and possible solution(s), and then I will present the actual solution (right, wrong, in between…). Come ready to quip, throw jabs and darts, but, please, no suits (law or three-piece…although there is overlap, of course).
To learn more about NESEA’s BuildingEnergy 15 conference and see more speakers and programs, follow THIS LINK.