Since the kids are heading back to school, we thought we should too. We hope you had a great summer and are hungry for more knowledge. We are heading back to school by returning to the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s High-Performance Building lab at the Zero Energy Building Learning Centre to meet up with Alex Hebert and Mary McWilliam, where we will dive deeper into our love for mock-ups as we explore the LEEP (Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships) mock-ups. We will showcase best practices on how to:
keep bulk water away from our buildings
ensure we create continuous air barriers
place the vapor control layer in the correct position based on the local climate zone
install an adequate amount of insulation based on the energy model.
We will also review the four major connections of your air barrier system:
Foundation to Wall
Wall to Window
Wall to Roof
Electrical and Plumbing Penetrations
During our last time in the lab, we provided an overview of how the lab operates as well as the benefits of mock-ups. Now we are back with our co-host; Kevin Brennan, Shannon Pendleton, Shaun St-Amour, and Mark Wille and we will highlight the details of these mock-ups and see what they are offering this fall. Pack your lunch pails and we'll see you online!
For extra info about BCIT's BC Energy Step Code courses and Passive House training, check out the link here.