THC Webinars - Retrofitting CA Crawl Spaces

Thanks to Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Energy Training Center for sponsoring this webinar series.

 

TWO-PART WEBINAR SERIES: California Crawl Spaces: Integrated Solutions for Healthy Homes & Deep Energy Reductions

 

PART 1: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 8:30-10 AM (Pacific Time)

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE PRESENTATION FILES FOR PART 1

 

PART 2: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 8:30-10 AM (Pacific Time)

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DESCRIPTION:

Crawl spaces and basements are typically a source of unwanted heat loss, moisture, odors and polluted air. Conditioning them can solve some problems, but in low energy homes this strategy may incur a substantial energy penalty. Alternatively, isolating the crawl space can be more effective at reducing heat loss to the ground, but less effective at improving building durability. How do you determine the best strategy – isolating a crawl space or basement or bringing it within the home’s thermal and pressure boundary? Also, what materials and techniques are appropriate for insulating and air sealing a crawl space or basement, and where should they be located?

This 2-part technical webinar is the latest in a series designed to support deep energy reductions in existing homes, as demonstrated by ACI’s Thousand Home Challenge. It addresses the complex interactions of heat, air, and moisture flow, as well as migration of pests and soil gases from the ground through the foundation to the living space. It also takes into account the additional considerations of resistance and resilience to flooding, building and energy code requirements, and the presence of mechanical equipment and utilities.

Presenters Graham Irwin and Gavin Healy expand on their highly rated session “The 6th Side - House to Ground: Getting to Low Energy, Healthy Homes”, from ACI’s June 2012 regional conference in Sacramento CA. In both webinars, their presentations will be followed by a facilitated discussion with experts Don Fugler and Rick Cowperthwaite.

 
By participating in this webinar, attendees will
 
  1. Recognize the impact of California climate and local site conditions on designing new or retrofitting existing crawl spaces and basements in existing California homes
  2. Identify the key decisions, constraints, and priorities to consider when designing a new or retrofitted crawlspace or basement in California
  3. Given an example house and homeowner priorities, make a case for either bringing the crawl space into the home’s thermal & pressure boundary, or isolating it from the home

 

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