Diagnostics & Audits

2018 HPC National Conference Session

Building Envelope Retrofit Part 2: Air Sealing Tools & Diagnostics

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

This session will provide strategies for achieving more effective air sealing results using a variety of methods discussed in Part 1. Practical use of targeted air sealing, series leakage testing, zone testing, and blower door-assisted infrared scanning will be covered. Strategies for improving infrared scans on mild temperature days, the effect of air-sealing on pressure balance in rooms, and addressing interactive zones will be discussed. The value of a continuous thermal boundary will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

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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