Dr. Joe Lstiburek Building Science Seminars - 3 Sessions

Dr. Joe Lstiburek Building Science Seminars - 3 Sessions

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 (9:30 AM - 4:30 PM) (CDT)


Session 1:  What Does Net Zero Really Look Like and How Will It Interact With the Grid?
Time:  9:30am to 11:30am
  Lots of folks claim to have done it…and that it is easy.  Hah!  Don’t believe anything unless you actually measure it.  We have done two for real net zero houses and one sort of net zero renovation.  One of the for real net zero house was the NIST demonstration house in Gaithersburg, MD.  The other was our daughters house.  It is important to experiment on family, not clients.  So what were the lessons learned?  And if you are net zero what does that mean to the grid.  Do you have a battery or is the grid your battery?

Session 2:  Unvented Roofs Revisited
Time:  12:00pm to 2:00pm *(Lunch will be provided).
  Technology changes and code changes now allow the use of open cell spray foam, closed cell spray foam, netted fiberglass, netted cellulose all under the roof deck…rigid insulation including mineral wool on top of the roof deck…also the option of just closing the soffit vents and covering the upper vents with a vapor open membrane (aka “diffusion ports”) or just closing all the vents and installing a dehumidifier.  Wow.  What about “cool roofs” and radiant barriers?  The shingle manufacturers are all in therapy.

Session 3:  Ask Dr. Joe  
Time:  2:30pm to 4:30pm
Will you be attending session 3 on our Day with Doctor Joe?  Are there nagging questions about building science you would like our renowned guest to answer just for you (and everyone else in the room)?  All we ask is that you send your questions to Peggy Means at PMeans@ghba.org by 5 o’clock on October 17th.  The Education Committee will select enough questions for Dr. Joe to fill 120 minutes with old sage wisdom. 

Greater Houston Builders Association
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Houston, TX 77064 United States

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Peggy Means
(281) 664-1431
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Tuesday, October 25, 2022 (9:30 AM - 4:30 PM) (CDT)

Session 1: 9:30am to 11:30am

Session 2: 12:00pm to 2:00pm *(Lunch will be provided).

Session 3:  2:30pm to 4:30pm

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