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Introduction to Existing Building Retrofits
October 21, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Live webinar sponsored by the Air Barrier Association of America
This program introduces building retrofits as a method to achieve green building standards by adapting existing structures. While a building retrofit may have several types of interventions, participants will learn how effective air sealing will improve overall occupant comfort, health, and safety. This includes a detailed look at sources of air leakage and the various methods to address this infiltration. Several real-world examples will demonstrate the importance of identifying source of air leakage, investigating existing conditions, and proper detailing.
- Define building retrofits and identify goals of interventions.
- Illustrate how effective air sealing can help achieve goals of retrofit.
- Identify common sources of air leakage.
- Explain how to implement air sealing in a building retrofit.
In his nearly 30 years in the construction industry, Dave Pennington has acquired experience in sales, technical support, specialty distribution and leadership. Over 18 years working in distribution sales in Divisions 3, 4, 7 and 9, he gained the practical knowledge that comes from solving problems for contractors, architects and consultants. He also discovered critical insights into the specialty distribution model and its inherent challenges. This experience and background enable Dave to understand the many aspects and perspectives influencing construction today. Today, Dave is the leader of PROSOCO’s Building Envelope Group, is a committee chair and board member of the Air Barrier Association of America, and an active member of the SWR Institute.