RESTalk 24: Proper Air Sealing Makes All the Difference

May 6th, 2019 - Posted by valerie@resnet.us under RESNET News

Attention to detail is important in so many facets of life.

Listen in as we hear about how the details of proper air sealing can make such a difference in the comfort, performance and the energy efficiency of the thing we all hold so near and dear: the home.

Sometimes it amounts to not overlooking the big holes, as “air will find a way”. At other times, it’s a combination of factors that needs to be addressed.

Our guest on this podcast, Charlie Haack, is the Director of Technical Services for NAIMA, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association. Charlie’s background in architecture and in fieldwork with the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program gives him a great perspective to discuss the multifaceted aspects of moving the concepts of better air sealing into common practice.

From state and national code hearings to contractors’ guides to technical presentations, and keeping up with green certification programs, NAIMA is tackling the hard work that needs to be done in this area. Based on research from Owens-Corning, NAIMA has put together a guide to the top 5 Priorities in Air Sealing Locations and this new video.

Click here to listen to the latest episode!

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