Control layers are materials and systems of materials that are specially designed, selected, and detailed to control water, vapour, and air. They are placed throughout the building, from the roof, walls, and floor to the below-grade enclosure assemblies, details, and interfaces. They consist of membranes and other materials typically described as air barriers, vapour barriers, and water-resistive barriers, or collectively as critical barriers.
In this course you will gain the foundation Passive House design and construction knowledge necessary to prepare you to tackle your first Passive House project as well as write the Certified Passive House Consultant exam. Get training from the most respected consultants in the field. Our trainers are active consultants working on pioneering projects within the industry. Our breadth and depth of experience with different project types are unmatched by other training providers.
Geothermal Technology: Can it compete in today’s environment?
April 15, 2021 at 1 pm EST
From single family homes to community scale projects, builders are looking at all energy options. This session reviews the technology, loop lease programming and how geothermal compares to other renewable options. Understand all the choices available to you.
Reserve your spot at Home Building Crossroads and gain valuable knowledge from key construction thought leaders as they reveal just how to design, specify, and construct foundation systems that are safe, healthy and durable.
Right-Sized HVAC Equipment: Bigger is no longer better
May 13, 2021 at 1 pm EST
Now that new homes are being built tighter and more efficient than ever the heating demands are extremely low. High performance homes need right sized mechanical equipment to avoid short cycling, out of control humidity and poor occupant comfort and health. Learn how right sized mechanicals result in improved comfort, reduced energy consumption, reduced costs and a better bottom line.
Humidity Control: 3 key principles every builder and homeowner needs to know
June 17, 2021 at 1 pm EST
Every builder’s nightmare is the dreaded call to the warranty department that the basement is leasing, windows are leaking or hardwood is cracking. Learn how to avoid these calls with properly managed humidity levels. This session explains the science behind humidity and what levels are optimal and why. Learn to manage your levels to create a durable, healthy home and reduce warrant claims.