Tuesday, January 10 | 2:30 - 3:00 PM
Event Type: Live Demo
Location: High Performance Building Zone - West Concourse, Exhibit Hall WD, Booth W6157
What It's About:As HERS (Home Energy Rating System) scores become increasingly important to homeowners and savvy home buyers, insulation installers have to understand that their work is being inspected and graded as part of the rating process. During this demo, you’ll learn how to achieve a top score with multiple materials. See the equipment and process of installing system insulation, the care with which fiberglass and stone-wool batts have to be installed in stud bays and how to detail around pipes, wires and electrical boxes.
What You’ll See and Learn:
Through a series of live, interactive construction demonstrations, nationally acclaimed instructors and building science experts Matt Whitbeck, Kevin Ireton and Gord Cooke will take you through the practical, real-world side of high performance building and show you the latest methods and techniques for building various components into your homes.
And to complement these demonstrations, we've added a Building Performance Lab to the HPBZ in 2017. A small, finished model home with various cut-aways and see-through sections, the Lab gives you an inside-look at how high performance wall systems, floors, HVAC, insulation and more are constructed and finished, and how the products and techniques discussed and shown on our Demo Stage translate to a real structure.
NAHB - 0.5 CE hour(s)
Demos and activities in the High Performance Building Zone are free to attend and no pre-registration is required. To participate, please visit the HPBZ (Booth W6157) at the date and time indicated above. Seating will be available.
Codes, Standards & Safety, Custom Building, Designers, Architects, Engineers & Planners, Green Building, High Performance Homes, Land Development, Mortgage/Financial Services, Production Building , Remodelers, Remodeling, Sales & Marketing Professionals, Single Family - All, Small Volume Building, Subcontracting & Specialty Trade Contracting, Subcontractors & Specialty Trade Contractors, Systems Built Home Manufacturers & Builders