Discover the best practices for improving efficiency in all areas of the home—from basements to roofs and everything in between.
Nationally acclaimed instructors and building science experts will take you through the practical, real-world side of why building science and high performance building are transforming the housing industry. Each day, the stage will feature a variety of 30-minute live, interactive demonstrations showing how you can build various components and showcasing the latest methods, tips and tricks used in high performance building technique. Throughout the week, you’ll get a “whole-house” look for improving performance throughout your homes.
See high performance building techniques and practices up-close and in-action, only this time, through a small, finished model home. The Lab will feature various cut-aways and see-through sections, giving you an inside-look at how high performance wall systems, floors, HVAC, insulation and more are constructed and finished, and how the products and techniques discussed on the HPBZ Demo Stage translate to a real structure. Blower door tests will be performed as well as air and water inspections through the use of thermal imaging devices. We'll also conduct tours of the home all throughout the week and host a variety of presentations highlighting its features.
Matthew Whitbeck | Owner | Whitbeck Construction
Kevin Ireton | Writer & Remodeling Contractor | Former Editor of Fine Homebuilding Magazine
Jason Whitbeck | Owner | Whitbeck Construction
Gord Cook | Partner | Construction Instruction
These important partners to NAHB enable us to bring you the practical, real-world side of why building science and high performance building are transforming the housing industry.