January 9 - 11, 2018
Orlando, FL

Thermal Breaks Matter

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Wednesday, January 10 | 2:30 - 3:00 PM

Event Type: Presentation

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

Presenter(s): Jason Whitbeck

A demo at the 2017 HPBZWhat It's About:

Thermal bridging occurs when a more conductive (or poorly insulating) material allows an easy pathway for heat flow across a thermal barrier. It’s often hidden—the most common is wall studs—but, you must keep it in mind when thinking about heat loss (and the heating bills) at you home. Learn how to create thermal breaks that work well with various framing styles and fit into your high performance equation.

What You’ll See and Learn:

Attendees examine the frame built at the 2017 HPBZ

  • Training your team—hard or easy?
  • Minor changes yield big results
  • Tips and tricks to cheat conduction paths


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.


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