Envelope Solutions for Passive House Designs

Jason Cattelino (Technical Consultant) and Jim Muhaw (Area Manager-Northeast) with Rothoblaas USA will present envelope solutions that will provide strategies for air tightness and waterproofing in passive house designs for low-energy, healthy, comfortable, and durable buildings. Learning outcomes: Brief overview of the goals of Passive House Design Interior Air Tightness Strategies: Offer the differences between Vapor Stops, Vapor Barriers and Vapor Control Membranes. Exterior Weather Resistant Barriers: Offer the differences…


HVAC Retrofits in the Age of Energy Codes

The RTU Replacement Model for retrofitting HVAC systems in existing buildings was developed by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. This model has delivered over 50% HVAC energy savings for every project completed to date. Applying Passive House ventilation combined with heat pumps, the results have been outstanding. We will share case studies, and provide a road map for attendees to develop and complete projects.


An in Factory Guide to Tips & Tricks

Wythe Windows Tips and Tricks to designing and installing the right passive house window for your project with hands on examples and a Virtual Factory Tour. During the tour we will show how a High Performance window is made and what quality control issues and design features to look for to help your window perform for many years. Wythe Windows manufactures Passive House tilt turn windows and doors in Ramsey,…



Best Practices for Air & Windtight Structures

The cornerstone of any low energy build is making sure you get the airtightness right! This presentation focuses on the importance of airtightness and windtightness in both new and retrofit building design. It is led by one of our Certified Passive House Designers and among other things; discusses the value behind making the right design choices to begin, choosing the correct products for the project brief as well as then…



Latest and Greatest Airsealing & Vapor Control

Description - 475 High Performance Building Supply New York Product Consultant, Nick Shaw, presents the current materials and methods being utilized by New York City construction firms to optimize building envelopes for both new construction and retrofit projects. In particular, we will review new liquid-applied membranes for interior and exterior application, fully-adhered membranes for exterior. Presenter - Nick Shaw, NY Product Consultant Nick is a PHIUS certified Consultant and Builder,…





Fluid Applied Air Barriers

Presented by 475 High Performance Building Supply Description: Aaron McCormack, Technical Manager of 475 High-Performance Building Supply, will dive into the details of using VISCONN fluid-applied air barrier to tackle historic masonry projects and hard-to-reach airtight connections. This presentation will review tools needed, on-site preparations, substrate conditions, thickness needed, hand application, and airless paint sprayer application; plus details on the new AEROFIXX application tool for liquid applied air barriers becoming…


More than an R value Accustics in commercial buildings

Presented by ROCKWOOL Program Overview: Stone wool is often specified for its superior properties such as energy efficiency, sustainability, fire protection, water-resistance  and sound control. Commercial stone wool products can help to protect property, extend building life cycles and enhance occupant comfort, and are designed to make construction faster and easier. This course will identify what stone wool insulation is and how it is produced and will discuss some introductory…