International Builders' Show
January 21 - 23, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
JAN 21-23, 2020

How to Get Ducts into Conditioned Space & Why It Matters [DEMO]

Thursday, February 21 | 9:30 - 10:00 AM

Event Type: Live Demo

Location: LVCC - High Performance Building Zone - N135, N145

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Matt Whitbeck  | Kevin Ireton  | Gord Cooke

What It's About:

A demo at the 2017 HPBZWe put ductwork in basements and attics because it’s easy. But have you ever been in an attic in Texas on a hot summer day or in a Maine attic in the winter? A typical house loses 25% to 40% of its energy through leaky, uninsulated ductwork. The solution is either to relocate ducts to the conditioned parts of a house or to condition attics and basements that contain ductwork. In this demonstration, our experts will explore cost-effective options for both approaches. The payoff is lower HERS scores, lower energy bills, better air quality and more comfortable clients, all at lower costs.

What You’ll See and Learn:

Attendees examine the frame built at the 2017 HPBZ

  • Using floor-joist systems to optimize duct layouts
  • Advantages of raised-heel truss and burying ducts in the insulation
  • Condition the entire attic, basement or crawlspace
  • How to seal ducts properly

Learn more about the HPBZ Demo Stage & Building Performance Lab.

How to Participate:

Attendees watch a demo at the 2017 HPBZDemos and activities in the High Performance Building Zone are free to attend and no pre-registration is required. To participate, please visit the HPBZ at the date, time and location indicated above. Seating will be available.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 0.5 CE hour(s)

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