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Live Webinar - High Performance Building Assemblies Part 4: Thermal Comfort


WHEN: Monday November 19, 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
COST: $30 for BuildingGreen Premium members, $65 for non-members

Thermal Comfort – Connecting physics, people, and performance

Thermal comfort is a science of both physics and people, always a tough combination. And it does not really work to design a high performance wall that ultimately makes occupants uncomfortable. In this webinar, we will work through the principles of thermal comfort and then learn to use web-based tools to design for thermal comfort. 

This webinar is the final module in a 4-part series taught by building science expert Peter Yost. The high performance building webinar series builds a comprehensive working definition of high performance for architects and then uses building science principles to integrate all of the essential elements of high performance. It also makes the case for quality of design, specification, and construction of high performance enclosures. When you register for part 4, you will receive links to watch recordings of the first three webinars.

About Peter Yost

Peter brings more than 30 years experience in building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance buildings to his twin roles as vice-president of building performance for BuildingGreen, and technical director for Taunton Press’s His expertise ranges from construction waste management and advanced framing to energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and building durability. 

Peter has been called upon to provide this building-science expertise to leading building industry high performance efforts, including USGBC's LEED for Homes and REGREEN, EPA’s WaterSense, DOE’s Building America, and IWBI’s WELL programs. Peter is a Lecturer for Yale’s graduate program in Forestry & Environmental Studies, an instructor for the Boston Architectural College's Sustainable Design Certificate program, and Research Associate with the University of Massachusetts Department of Building Construction and Technology program. A LEED AP, he is a past co-chair of the USGBC's LEED for Homes program, and a certified instructor/course author for the NAHB Advanced Green Building: Building Science certificate program. Peter’s work for BuildingGreen, Inc. includes both academic and vocational instruction, field research on building products, building investigations, construction document review, and technical research and writing. 

Peter recently completed certification as an Accredited Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP)/Commissioning Authority+Building Enclosure (CxA+BE) – University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering and Department of Engineering Professional Development (2016). 

Finally, you are bound to discover this anyway, but Peter is a certified wingnut.

*Please note: each person who intends to earn CEUs for this webinar needs to purchase their own seat.