The GreenHome Institute’s – “There is no such thing as a free thermodynamic lunch” – Free CE Webinar

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The GreenHome Institute’s – “There is no such thing as a free thermodynamic lunch” – Free CE Webinar

February 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

About this event

We have more building related issues in the last two decades than we have had in the previous century. What has changed? Materials and energy flow. We are no longer building out of thousand year old trees and rocks. We are building out of moisture sensitive materials. We have significantly reduced the energy flow across the building enclosure. This has reduced drying potentials. It is ok to get wet if you can dry. Drying is an energy exchange. Less energy flow, lower drying potentials. To stay in moisture or hydric balance if you reduce drying potentials you must reduce wetting potentials. This course deals with approaches to reduce wetting potentials while still being ultra energy efficient.

Bonus – A lucky attendee will win a signed copy of Dr Joe’s updated version of A Builders Guide to Cold Climates.

Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in

  • Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
  • American Institute of Architects – AIA (HSW) (PENDING)
  • Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
  • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
  • AIBD
  • State Architect / Builder License may be applicable
  • Passive House US Institute (PHIUS) CPHC

Lessons Learned

  1. Identify the primary damage functions: water, heat and ultra-violet radiation.
  2. Provide recommendations on how to control the primary damage functions in residential construction insuring that the buildings are safe, healthy, durable and energy efficient.
  3. Provide recommendations on dealing with wildfire and sustainability.
  4. Discuss the appropriate levels of airtightness and relative humidity to assure health and safety.


Joseph Lstiburek is the founding principal of Building Science Corporation. Dr. Lstiburek’s work ranges widely, from providing expert witness testimony to overseeing research and development projects, to writing for the ASHRAE Journal and Dr. Lstiburek’s commitment to advancing the building industry has had a lasting impact on building codes and practices throughout the world, particularly in the areas of air barriers, vapor barriers, and vented and unvented roof assemblies.


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