Approaches to Cathedral Ceilings & Sloped Roofs: Insulation, Ventilation & Codes

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Presenter: 
Bruce Harley
Address of Training: 
The Conservation Center
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301
United States
Agenda: 

Approaches to Cathedral Ceilings & Sloped Roofs: Insulation, Ventilation & CodesCathedral, vault, slope, sloping compact roof, angled wall - call it what you like, the building science is complex and not always intuitive. In this session we'll examine both conventional and unconventional approaches to insulating, venting, and moisture control in sloped roofs. We'll cover the risks of different approaches, look closely at the code and program requirements, and consider materials and approaches for retrofit, remodeling and new construction.By attending this session, participants will:1. Understand a range of approaches to insulating and venting of sloped roof assemblies2. Learn how to reduce risks associated with insulating sloped roof assemblies3. Understand code requirements and program rules for retrofitting or building insulated sloped roof assembliesBruce Harley has spent 25 years doing hands-on diagnostics, retrofit and installation of homes and HVAC systems, teaching building science, developing software and savings models, and contributing to technical policy and standards development. Known for his ability to provide complex information in an engaging and understandable style, his writing includes the acclaimed Insulate and Weatherize, Cut Your Energy Bills Now, and numerous other publications and articles. Harley has received national awards from EEBA (2007) and RESNET (2008, 2011) for his contributions to the industry. Bruce is currently an independent consultant, and was previously Technical Director at CSG and CLEAResult.