REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.
Please note the seminar is being held at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center in Westford, Massachusetts.Day 1 - "Spray Foam Day" with Joseph Lstiburek
Building Science Experts’ Session is an annual two-day seminar that focuses on advanced building science topics. This session is intended to provide thought provoking professional development for experienced building industry professionals who are interested in healthy, durable and energy efficient new and old buildings.
Dr. Lstiburek will present a full day session on spray foam issues and solutions using information based on field experience and our laboratory research. Throughout the day, Joe will call in other industry experts for special cameo appearances and invite BSC researchers to report on recent work. Starting on November 1, this event will also be available as a one-day, for-pay broadcast live on the internet.
Evening of Day 1: We will host our traditional beer and pizza evening. This is always a good time to share stories and problems, but we will also hold a buildingscience.com "Industry Expert Discussion" for the group to observe. The evening event will be an informal event open to all in-person participants.
Day 2 - "HVAC for Low-Load Buildings" with John Straube
Dr. Straube will define low and ultra-load low buildings and discuss the enclosures that are needed to get there. Next, the implications of these low load enclosures on heating, ventilation, hot water, and other building systems will be explored. Fossil-fueled, electric, solar and biomass will all be addressed. This session is intended for designers and builders of ultra efficient residential (i.e., Passive House, DOE Challenge Home, and similar) and smaller commercial buildings.
Cancellation Policy: to cancel your registration, send written notice to Building Science Corporation via fax (1-978-589-5103) prior to the date of the seminar you registered for. Your registration fee will be refunded, less a $150 handling charge.
Joseph Lstiburek is a principal of Building Science Corporation and an ASHRAE Fellow. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Building Science at the University of Toronto. He has thirty years of experience in design, construction, investigation, and building science research. Through the Department of Energy's Building America program, Dr. Lstiburek has forged partnerships with designers, builders, developers, materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers to build higher performance buildings across the U.S.
John Straube is a principal of Building Science Corporation and a professor of building science in the Civil Engineering Department and School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Dr. Straube has acted as an educator, researcher, consultant and expert witness on energy efficiency, durability and IAQ. Current interests include the optimal system design of buildings, sustainable buildings, and moisture problem avoidance.