June 19, 2016 thhardhat

Urban Green Presents GPRO: Homes – Classes Continue July 28th

If you are a home building professional in New York, Urban Green Council in NYC has a new GPRO resource, GPRO: Homes. GPRO: Homes is an entry-level course, targeting a wide range of professionals – focused on residential construction, consisting of 1-4 family, low rise-homes. The course covers sustainable construction manage practices, and strategies to increase energy efficiency, […]

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West Coast Make It Tight Tour – February 22 – 26, 2016

475 is taking its Building Enclosures Airtightness Training – Make It Tight – to the West Coast from the 22nd to the 26th of February. Here are the dates, locations are links to get your tickets: Portland, OR – February 22, 2016 Seattle, WA – February 23, 2016 Vancouver, BC, Canada – February 26, 2016 This […]

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September 28, 2015

475 Presentation: Make It Tight – Building Enclosure Airtightness Training

In this four hour comprehensive introduction to building airtightness and air sealing, attendees will gain detailed knowledge about: Why an air barrier is critical to high-performance construction – with an in-depth discussion of the supporting building science.  From energy efficiency to health to prevention of moisture damage, the essential importance of airtightness is one of […]

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March 27, 2015 RoofGlass

475 Presentation: High Performance Roof Daylighting

Designing for Energy, Comfort, and Wellness Roof daylighting elements and architectural roof glass are striking and desirable building features that historically come at a high cost – leaks, energy loss, thermal discomfort, and condensation issues. Next generation roof glazing is addressing these issues and developing roof glass elements designed to be thermal-bridge-free, and suitable for […]

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Press Release: Creator of WUFI Pro to Conduct Training in New York City

475 High Performance Building Supply to partner with WUFI Pro developer Manfred Kehrer WUFI software has been proven to be an essential tool in designing high-performance buildings. Named for a German abbreviation meaning “heat and humidity transference”, WUFI simulations help to understand relative risk levels of different building assembly configurations under a variety of climatic […]

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November 5, 2014 Lothar in Vancouver

West Coast Pro Clima Tour Recap

Pro Clima founder, building scientist, and INTELLO inventor Lothar Moll along with Jens Lüder Herms, head of Pro Clima R&D, toured the west coast in mid-October with me (Floris) to present information, see common construction practices, and analyze how to improve the quality of construction. This trip also coincided with 475 opening of our west coast warehouse, which will […]

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…and the insulation is perfect: West Coast Tour 2014, a Lothar Moll presentation on physics, ecology and building enclosures

Meet Lothar Moll, the founder and CEO of Pro Clima, the world leader in complete ecological airtightness and vapor control systems. Lothar will make a series of expert presentations from Vancouver BC to San Francisco CA.  Lothar will present how to build safe, healthy and durable constructions that maximize energy savings, minimize the risk of damage […]

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July 14, 2014 ASMC2014

Make it Tight: Building Enclosure Airtightness Training

In this four hour comprehensive introduction to building airtightness and air sealing, attendees will gain detailed knowledge about: Why an air barrier is critical to high-performance construction – with an in-depth discussion of the supporting building science. From energy efficiency to health to prevention of moisture damage, the essential importance of airtightness is one of […]

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March 19, 2014

475 Continuing Education Presentations

We are constantly developing new educational materials and part of that effort includes professional continuing education presentations – including AIA and CSL credits.  We will be also offering BPI and GBCI credits shortly. Here’s a rundown of the courses we currently offer.  Please email us at info@foursevenfive.com to request a session. Foam Free High Performance […]

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August 31, 2013

475 Air Sealing Master Class

The 475 Air Sealing Master Class is a one day course that provides full interactive immersion into the theory, details, strategies, and practical application of building enclosure air sealing.   Six AIA continuing education credits are available for the course.  Attendees will get hands-on experience with full size mock-ups and experience a building a blower-door […]

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July 8, 2013

475 Presentation: High Performance Historic Masonry Retrofits

The goals of historic preservation and energy efficiency and comfort often seem in conflict, as higher insulation levels can pose new risks to these timeless structures.  Yet it need not be so. This comprehensive presentation discusses strategies for minimizing the apparent conflict while allowing for the highest possible performance – ensuring that the integrity of […]

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May 14, 2013

475 Presentation: Decentralized High Efficiency Ventilation

Decentralized High Efficiency Ventilation is a high performance alternative to centralized, ducted systems for whole house ventilation. As buildings are being renovated or built airtight to meet greater demands of low-energy, high-comfort, toward Passive House and similar buildings – they need to be properly ventilated. Often centralized systems are not ideal given equipment and ductwork space requirements. […]

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475 Presentation: Foam Free High Performance Building Enclosures

Foam Free High Performance Building Enclosures presents a clear and practical guide to achieving the highest levels of resilient and sustainable building enclosures while eliminating foam.   The growing performance demands of air control, vapor control, thermal control, health and sustainability are examined.   Foam insulation, dominant in today’s high-performance marketplace, is increasingly recognized as hindering many of […]

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