This session will discuss the basics of air and thermal boundaries and how to identify them. We will discuss strategies and tools for determining where these boundaries should be located and if they are effective. We will discuss why air and thermal boundaries should align with each other as well as discuss vapor and rain barriers. We will also review tools useful for testing these boundaries, such as blower doors, pressure pans, infrared cameras, smoke, and one's own eyes and evaluation.
Building Envelope Retrofit Part 1: Identifying & Addressing the Thermal Boundary
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
2018 HPC New York Regional Home Performance Conference & Exhibits
By attending this session, participants will:1. Be able to identify pressure and thermal boundaries and whether they are in alignment with each other
2. Know how to test the effectiveness of air boundaries for leaks and test thermal boundaries using a variety of tools3. Know how to use a variety of tools for testing air and thermal boundaries