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475 Webinar: High Performance Historic Masonry Retrofits

July 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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WEBINAR IS FULL – Please join us next time: August 12th – Register here. Signup for our newsletter at the top right of the screen to stay in the loop.

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 the structure won’t be compromised, and making a more robust structure for the next 100 years: preservation and high-performance working together for a truly sustainable future.

The classic brick wall is un-insulated (R-6-ish) 3 wythe thick wall, prone to air infiltration. As many historic buildings fall under some form of aesthetic scrutiny often exterior insulation is prohibited.  Therefore the only option to make these buildings energy efficient is to insulate them on the interior. This presentation takes a close look at how to insulate these walls safely from the interior – considering moisture drive, bulk rain water issues and insulation materials – avoiding the dangers of freeze-thaw and mold.

Masonry Retrofit Detail

Who Should Join:

  • Architects
  • Facade/Enclosure Consultants
  • Designers
  • Builders
  • Building Science Consultants
  • Air sealing Contractors
  • Insulation contractors

Register below by adding one ticket to your cart. Checkout will be free. One ticket per attendee. A link to the webinar will be sent to the email address provided at the checkout on the morning of July 15th.


July 15, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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