PG&E Energy Efficiency Classes

Class Details & Registration

Program TitleAir Sealing and Insulating Existing Homes [Register]
Time, LocationFebruary 19 (Wednesday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) Stockton--ETC
Also Offeredn/a
DescriptionThe first, most important and cost-effective aspect of improving home comfort and energy performance is to optimize the building enclosure. This classroom session covers best practices for air sealing and insulating floors, walls, and attics in existing single family homes. Topics include using diagnostic equipment; appropriate tools, materials, and methods; site constraints and potential hazards; and evaluating costs and benefits of insulation options.
Audience LevelThis intermediate to advanced class is for home performance contractors, existing home raters, energy consultants, architects, remodelers and others who want to understand best practices for implementing this key aspect of the residential energy efficiency loading order.
Agenda
Introductions and Safety Announcements
California building envelope
Diagnostics - testing insulation performance
Typical Opportunities for improvement
Best practices for air sealing homes
Evaluating choices of insulation types
Cost effective insulation
Ensuring quality insulation installation
Combustion safety requirements
Wrap-up, Q&A, Post-course evaluation
Instructor(s)Gavin Healy
Gavin Healy has worked in residential remodeling since 1997, with a focus on fixing houses that are 75 years or older. In 2006, Gavin co-founded Balance Point Home Performance with Dan Perunko and has since been running a successful full service home performance analysis, retrofit and consulting company. Gavin is a lead trainer for Efficiency First California (CBPCA) and a test proctor for the Building Performance Institute. Gavin enjoys making existing houses perform better than typical new construction. His goal as a trainer it so get individual contractors and companies to focus on the details that measurably impact a buildingÂ’s efficiency, comfort, and cost of operation. GavinÂ’s current focus is implementing mechanical and enclosure details for net zero energy ready homes.
ResourcesN/A
CostNo fee for this program for California businesses and residents.
CreditsBPI: 3, NARI: 6.5

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