Envelope Solutions for Passive House Designs

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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 between Microporous and Monolithic membranes and their applications.
  • Tapes and Gaskets: The application in the building interior and exterior envelope design.
  • Exterior Insulation Fastening: Offer strategies and considerations for thermal bridging and exterior insulation fixations.