Building Envelope

2018 HPC National Conference Session

Building Envelope Retrofit Part 1: Identifying & Addressing the Thermal Boundary

Tuesday, April 24
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Franklin 2 (4th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

This session will discuss the basics of air and thermal boundaries and how to identify them. We will discuss strategies and tools for determining where these boundaries should be located and if they are effective. We will discuss why air and thermal boundaries should align with each other as well as discuss vapor and rain barriers. We will also review tools useful for testing these boundaries, such as blower doors, pressure pans, infrared cameras, smoke, and one's own eyes and evaluation.

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Matt Redmond

Director of Training

Matt Redmond, Director of Training for New York State Weatherization Directors Association (NYSWDA) Energy Efficiency Training Center in Syracuse, NY brings 30 years of experience as a construction manager and offers a fresh hands-on approach to building science technical training. His background in project management and residential building with an emphasis on energy efficient homes led him to be the project manager on the first net zero energy retrofit in the US for Asdal Builders. Matt's certifications include AARST NRPP radon measurement & mitigation, EPA Lead Abatement Supervisor, EPA RRP Lead Renovator Instructor, Authorized OSHA Outreach Construction Safety Trainer, BPI Building Analyst, Envelope, Manufactured Housing, RBE-WHALCI, HEP QC Inspector, HEP Energy Auditor, Healthy Homes Evaluator, and Infiltration & Duct Leakage Testing Professional.


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Dale Sherman

Development Specialist

Dale Sherman is a Development Specialist at NYSWDA, as well as founder and president of EnergyWright, Inc. His 30+ year background in energy efficiency includes training and interactive prop development, research and development of new technologies, and design and development of immersive learning experiences based on Learning Science. He automated NYSWDA's full-scale Pressure Diagnostic Training House, and administered the NYS weatherization network's OSHA NID lead safety report objective exemption. He also invented and patented the ZPD House used for teaching zonal pressure diagnostics.


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John J. Carrigan

Assistant Director of Training

John Carrigan, NYSWDA’s Assistant Director of Training, has 25 years of experience in residential construction and the home performance industry. John's experience includes management and coordination of low-income programs including Weatherization and NYSERDA’s EmPower, along with housing rehabilitation grants such as HOME, RESTORE, ACCESS, and CDBG grants that provide assistance to seniors and low-income families. John's certifications include BPI Building Analyst Professional, Envelope Professional, Heating Professional, Manufactured Housing Professional, HEP QC Inspector, NREL Multifamily QC Inspector, and HEP Energy Auditor. John is also certified in EPA RRP Lead Renovator and the OSHA 30 hour Construction Safety.


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