This episode of the BS* + Beer Show features “Dr. Joe” Lstiburek talking about “the Christmas gift that keeps on giving”—building failures. Walking us through some common scenarios such the moisture problems that can result from insulating a vented attic, he talks discursively about the impacts of doubling/tripling a building’s thermal resistance, how ill-thought energy-savings measures can cause materials to rot, and how smart vapor retarders and WuFi modeling work but neither are necessary—among myriad tangential topics. He also shares why he is optimistic about the future of residential building.
Enjoy the show!
Dr. Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow, is the founding principal of Building Science Corporation. His work ranges from overseeing research and development projects to writing for the ASHRAE Journal and buildingscience.com. Read his full bio here.
The BS* + Beer Show schedule
The next show is on January 4, 2023, from 6-7 p.m. ET.
Kiley Jacques is senior editor at Green Building Advisor.
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