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Live Webcast of a Building Science Seminar

GBA Pro members can watch two days of instruction from Joseph Lstiburek and John Straube

John Straube will present a seminar on heating and cooling low-load buildings. On December 6, GBA Pro members can watch a live video stream of the event at no charge.

GBA has made arrangements to provide live video streaming of an educational seminar by two renowned building science experts, Joseph Lstiburek and John Straube. Dubbed the Building Science Experts’ Session, the seminar is being held on Wednesday December 5 and Thursday December 6, 2012, in Westford, Massachusetts. Sessions begin each morning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The video stream will be available at no charge to all GBA Pro members. A link to the live video stream will be added to this page on the morning of December 5, 2012.

More information on the scheduled sessions

Wednesday December 5 is “Spray Foam Day” with Joseph Lstiburek. Dr. Lstiburek will present a full-day session on spray foam issues and solutions using information based on field experience and laboratory research. Throughout the day, Joe will call in other industry experts for special cameo appearances and invite other BSC researchers to report on recent work.

Thursday December 6 will feature John Straube, who will cover “HVAC for Low-Load Buildings.” Dr. Straube will define low-load and ultra-low-load buildings, and will discuss the enclosures that are needed to get there. Next, the implications of these low load enclosures on heating, ventilation, hot water, and other building systems will be explored. Fossil-fueled, electric, solar and biomass will all be addressed. This session is intended for designers and builders of ultra efficient residential (i.e., Passive House, DOE Challenge Home, and similar) and smaller commercial buildings.

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A summary of the December 5 session

To read a summary of the December 5 presentations, see Allison Bailes’ latest blog: Highlights from Joe Lstiburek’s 2012 Experts’ Session on Spray Foam.


  1. user-1030561 | | #1

    This is huge... thanks GBA!

  2. user-968917 | | #2

    After live event availability?
    For individuals who aren't able to take advantage of the live events, will the sessions be available elsewhere to view later?

    prairieHOUSE Performance Inc.

  3. user-1087436 | | #3

    Also interested in viewing this later. When I'm not rendered irrelevant by the 3-hour time difference, or badgered by my wife to get off the Internet, I'll be driving a bus between Federal Way, WA, and Tukwila, WA. Must have video.

  4. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #4

    Response to Gio and Gordon
    I'm glad to hear that GBA readers are interested in this event. I'll look into the question of whether or not a video will be available for those who can't watch it live. As soon as I learn more, I'll post the information here.

  5. AAD2 | | #5

    Will the PowerPoint files be available at any time?

  6. BruceAF | | #6

    I hope this can get posted for later viewing....the snippets I have been able to watch are great

  7. subahn | | #7

    more talks
    It would be great to have a page on GBA that could serve as a place to aggregate building science talks like this (and other building videos) from around the web. Maybe such a place exists already?

  8. Highball71 | | #8

    True Story
    I couldn't sign up to attend this until I found out if I would be available to go. I found out Friday and when I went to register, it was filled. D'oh!

    Then I see that it's being webcast... Unfortunately, a family member is having surgery tomorrow and I still won't be able to see it. (Insert cursing here)!

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