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Air Sealing and Insulating Existing Homes: Addressing Common Hazards During Energy Upgrades

August 22, 2024

Upgrading the thermal and air leakage performance of existing homes exposes a variety of hazards that many professionals either do not know how to address or how to communicate the importance of the issue to the customer. Estimators and installers, including DIY homeowners, take on additional liability when they fail to identify and remediate existing hazards during upgrade projects. In this two-hour class, instructor Dan Perunko of Balance Point Home Performance will cover the most common hazards that are regularly uncovered during energy upgrades and provide some practical strategies for resolving those issues.

To attend the entire Air Sealing and Insulating Homes 3 Part Series register HERE.

Agenda:

  • What hazards are exposed in typical efficiency upgrades.
  • What is the risk management plan for addressing these hazards?
  • Asbestos insulation
  • Electrical system faults
  • Combustion appliance vents and clearance to combustible materials
  • Combustion appliance vents that do not effectively remove pollutants from the building
  • Non-IC rated recessed fixtures
  • Vents that re-entrain gases or moisture in the building
  • Biological growth on building surfaces
  • Impact of realigning the air barrier or thermal boundary

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Details

Date:
August 22
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Event Category:
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Venue

Online

Organizer

Pacific Gas & Electric