Credits: 1 AIA/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 IIBEC CEH
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 the 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.
- Describe how to implement air sealing in a building retrofit.