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Name: High Performance Walls in Pennsylvania
Date: December 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Event Description:
Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) Webinar
A primary area where builders can influence the energy performance of a home is through a climate zone-appropriate wall system. This webinar will provide an overview of common high-performance opaque wall systems that can work in Pennsylvania, including walls with continuous exterior insulation and extended plate and beam (EP&B) walls. Following this webinar, builders will have a better understanding of how to scale up current code-level wall systems to be prepared for future code changes or explore above-code performance standards, such as ENERGY STAR, Zero Energy Ready Home, and/or Passive House standards.

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  • Understand the building science principles behind the ‘perfect wall’ system to avoid moisture risks in-wall system choices.
  • Explore the benefits and drawbacks of several common climate-zone appropriate wall systems per building science and constructability criteria.
  • Understand the applicability of various wall systems for above-code performance standards for enhanced building energy performance.
  • Gain greater insight into the environmental impacts of common wall materials to aid in-wall system choices.
INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Klinetob Lowe (PHRC)
All PHRC webinars (past and upcoming) are FREE to view.  A continuing education credit certificate may be obtained after watching a live webinar, which costs $20. A link with instructions on how to obtain this certificate will be presented during the live webinar.  
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