PH Component Spotlight: VARA Smart Technical Airtight System with Partel (Thurs 10/29)

October 27, 2020


Partel is one of those companies that, early on, saw the power of Passive House design and construction to improve the energy efficiency in buildings, recognized that smarter materials and components would help our industry deliver better projects, and dove into producing those products. The firm—based in Ireland with distribution throughout Ireland, the UK, North America, and mainland Europe—manufactures airtight and windtight systems for Passive House projects, including monolithic breathable membranes, airtight and wind tight tapes, thermal bridging solutions and adhesives that enhance energy efficiency.

Hugh Whiriskey, Partel’s founder and Technical Director, will dive into the science and application of Partel VARA, its smart technical system for airtight buildings, at our Passive House Component Spotlight on Thursday, October 29. The event will kick-off with a 15-minute presentation by Whiriskey exploring the VARA airtight system, how it provides protection to the building structure in all seasons while tackling interstitial condensation, and examples of real world application on Passive House projects.

Whiriskey’s presentation will be followed by a lively Q&A session, so come ready for your questions about Partel and the building science behind its envelope solutions. Join us!

WARNING: Things will get geeky.

Passive House Component Spotlight with Partel
Thursday, October 29
10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

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