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Conditioned Basements & Attics: Gain Living Space & Lower Energy Bills [DEMO]

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Wednesday, January 10 | 3:00 - 3:30 PM

Event Type: Live Demo

Location: High Performance Building Zone - West Concourse, Exhibit Hall WD, Booth W6157

Presenter(s): Gord Cooke  |  Matt Whitbeck  |  Kevin Ireton

A demo at the 2017 HPBZWhat It's About:

This demonstration will explain how to properly condition basements and attics cost effectively while simultaneously improving the health, safety, durability and energy performance of the house. These tricky spaces offer another alternative to get ducts into conditioned spaces.


What You’ll See and Learn:

Attendees examine the frame built at the 2017 HPBZ

  • How much insulation goes under the basement slab
  • The importance of a thermal break at the basement wall/slab intersection
  • Air sealing and insulation are critical at the rim joist
  • Drywall and vapor barrier options for a finished basement
  • Using rigid foam to vent rafter bays in the roof
  • Using 2x furring to vent on top of the roof sheathing
  • Supporting applied eaves with cantilevered 2xs on roof sheathing

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

Continuing Education: NAHB - 0.5 CE hour(s)

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 (Booth W6157) at the date and time indicated above. Seating will be available.

Tags: Codes, Standards & SafetyCustom BuildingGreen BuildingHigh Performance HomesProduction Building RemodelingSingle Family - AllSmall Volume BuildingSubcontracting & Specialty Trade ContractingSubcontractors and Specialty Trade Contractors

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