Basic building science—a study of air, heat and moisture movement
Recorded Friday, September 11, 2009 · 1pm
As a result of this presentation, you will be able to:
Explain the driving forces behind air, heat and moisture movement
Identify heat and moisture transfer mechanisms
Describe what creates an effective thermal boundary
Specify building details that address rain water management
Explain basic mechanical system interaction with the thermal envelope
Who should view this webinar?
Residential builders, contractors, remodelers, designers and architects, and homeowners seeking to understand the fundamentals of creating a high performance home.
Define a system's approach to home building and remodeling
Review air, heat and moisture transfer mechanisms and driving forces
Controlling moisture within and outside the structure
Putting principles together to create a high performance building envelope
Understanding different ventilation system affects on building pressures
John Viner discusses the building blocks for achieving a high performance home. Adding and removing heat and moisture to the air we breathe is necessary to create a comfortable residence. Without a systems approach though, the outcome may not always meet expectations.
There are many forces at work that move air, heat and moisture through a home and into unintended places causing harm or simply poor performance. Determining the best design strategy is compounded by the variety of building materials to choose from and how their individual properties contribute to the transfer of these elements.
John provides an in-depth review of the driving forces and transfer mechanisms of air, heat and moisture for an excellent overview of what creates a high performance home.
John Viner LEED AP Homes, BPI-BA
Senior Project Manager
John brings applied field experience to designing training curriculum for our award winning professional education programs. His background as an HVAC contractor and his work conducting home performance assessments provide the practical foundation for the programs he designs. He knows firsthand the challenges that building contractors face and has provided training seminars on solutions to those challenges. John identifies opportunities for expanding the content of our training programs and delivering those programs to a wide audience.