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Emerging Trends in Building Science

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Phinney Neighborhood Association, Lower Brick Building Basement

6615 Dayton Ave

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The way we build is being driven by new materials, codes and techniques. A better understanding of building science is guiding the way we think about building and conservation. Come learn about exciting new options that you can incorporate into your home or next project.


Topics will include: important changes in HVAC equipment on the horizon; Innovative wall systems; Phase change materials; Steady state cooling; Using big data to improve how smart homes work for us.


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  • Dan Wildenhaus, of CLEAResults - As the Building Science Manager for CLEAResult, Dan has completely immersed in the discussion of what is required to create High Performance Buildings. Dan has over 22 years of experience working directly for both a contractor and a Rating company; performing energy audits & Ratings, analysis for private clients in New Construction and the existing buildings market.
  • Albert Rooks, of Small Planet Workshop, President. This company that began in Olympia is now a key importer and distributor of passive house components. In 2015, Albert and Tad Everhart co-founded CertiPhiers Cooperative, an internationally accredited building rater, verifying projects built to PHAUS standards.
  • Tom Balderston, Balderson Associates, Sr. Green Building Consultant. With 25 years as a green builder/ designer/contractor and over 10 as a technical lead with Conservation Services Group in Seattle, Tom has used his expertise to start up the ENERGY STAR New Homes Program, train auditors and contractors, and develop specifications for weatherization and green building programs.
  • Chris van Daalen, Principal Investigator of the Code Innovations Database (www.CodeInnovations.org), an advocacy research program of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild. The Database documents high-performance green building innovations setting precedents in emerging building science, as well as policy innovations. The purpose of the resource is to share information, collaborate to innovate, and push for codes and policy transformation that make it easier to build green. vanDaalen is a lifelong environmental activist, which he has pursued for over 25 years as an entrepreneur and social enterprise consultant to “green economy” organizations and firms. He has served the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and its members for 11 years as volunteer Board Member and Education Coordinator.

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