Fundamentals

2018 HPC National Conference Session

Insulation 101

Tuesday, April 24
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Salon C (5th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

What makes insulation work? Which types are good for which locations? How should they be installed? What about moisture transfer? What about compression? What about gaps? What about air tightness? What about outgassing? What about thermal mass? What about radiant barriers? Is fiberglass evil? Is spray foam idiot-proof? Is dense-pack an air barrier? This session is intended for those who want a basic understanding of insulations and how they work.

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David Keefe

Manager of Training Services
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Dave Keefe, Energy Consultant with the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, has spent the last 34 years working as both a contractor and teacher to make homes perform better. He has provided more than 1000 technical training sessions to both professionals and homeowners, including building science, energy codes, home energy ratings, low-income weatherization, diagnostic techniques, and installation methods. Dave is known as a personable and effective trainer, and in 2011 was named by ACI Inc as one of “the 25 most instrumental people in building the home performance industry”. Last year he recieved the Linda Wigington Leadership Award.

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