Session Topics 

  • Building science principles of air, heat, and moisture flow
  • Net Zero remodeling opportunities  
  • The value of assessment and selecting which improvements have the greatest return 
  • Common moisture concerns remediation
  • Air leakage control measures and why we want houses to be airtight

What You Will Accomplish 

  • Apply building science principles to enhance building performance.
  • Identify opportunities for energy efficiency in common remodeling projects.
  • Make informed decisions about improvement strategies with a focus on ROI.
  • Address and resolve moisture concerns effectively.
  • Understand the importance of airtight homes and control air leakage.
  • Navigate the evolving landscape of building performance.
  • Integrate green building practices into remodeling projects.
  • Collaborate on real-life case studies to develop practical solutions within budget constraints.


Who Should Attend Ci Live?

  • Anyone involved in the Residential Building Industry 
    • Remodelers, builders, General Contractors, Architects, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributers, Sales Reps, Energy Raters, Purchasing Managers, Engineers, 
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites: None

Learning Objectives 

  • Participants will understand the basic principles of building science as they relate to existing homes.
  • Participants will learn to identify and maximize Net Zero renovation opportunities in common remodeling and rehabilitation projects, including roofs, windows, kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and siding.
  • Participants will assess and compare the cost-effectiveness of enclosure (shell) improvements versus mechanical upgrades.
  • Participants will gain insights into combustion safety, indoor air quality, and effective ventilation strategies.
  • Participants will discover how to match new technology with traditional building materials and designs.
  • Participants will collaborate in group exercises to develop budget-friendly improvement strategies for real-life case studies.