Retrofitting for Energy Savings and Health Concerns in Today’s Climate

Introduction to Existing Building Retrofits
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by PROSOCO, Inc.
Presented by Dave Kimball and Guy Long

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define building retrofits and identify goals of interventions.
  2. Illustrate how effective air sealing can help achieve goals of retrofit.
  3. Identify common sources of air leakage.
  4. Describe how to implement air sealing in a building retrofit.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
IIBEC
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.

Energy Retrofitting

Photo courtesy of PROSOCO



Dave

Dave Kimball offers to customers of PROSOCO’s R-Guard products the benefit of an education earned during an entire career with a renowned silicone manufacturer in Midland, Mich. That’s where he started work immediately after earning a degree in chemistry and worked for 34 years. After “retiring” from that career, he joined PROSOCO, where he now works as a specialist for PROSOCO’s building envelope group in the North Atlantic and Mid-West regions. He’s seen all kinds of challenges of rough opening preparation and air barriers all over the globe, including Mexico, Central America and South America. Dave has served on the SWR Institute board of directors and is current the co-chair for ABAA’s technical committee. He is also involved in ASTM, AIA, BEC, CSI, ICRI, FGIA and Passive House organizations.

Guy

With 40 years-plus of experience in the waterproofing industry, Guy Long knows this field from virtually every angle: consulting, distribution, specifying and contracting; and he’s worked on about every building type: hospitality, theme parks, historical restoration, office, retail, institutional. Guy joined PROSOCO in 2006, where he currently provides customized support on building envelope details to customers anywhere on the project spectrum from start to finish. An active member of the Construction Specifications Institute and former president of its Greater Orlando chapter, Guy was asked to speak at the national group’s symposium, “Designing for High Wind Areas.” He is also a current co-chairman for the AAMA 714 Fluid-Applied Air Barrier Committee and an active participant with the E06 Committee of ASTM.

 

PROSOCO, Inc. PROSOCO is a national manufacturer of products for stabilizing masonry walls; cleaning, protecting and maintaining concrete; making building envelopes air- and water-tight; and cleaning, protecting and restoring new and existing masonry buildings. We strive to provide innovative products and services that improve the appearance and performance of our built environment. Since our founding in 1939, we’ve fostered a reputation across the nation and internationally as a company that goes above and beyond for our customers in every way possible.

 

Originally published in November 2021

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