Foam Free High Performance Building Enclosures with Oliver Klein of 475 High Performance Building Supply

July 20, 2022, 3:30 - 5:00 PM EST
Webinar/Virtual Meeting

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Foam Free High Performance Building Enclosures presents a clear and practical guide to achieving the highest levels of resilient and sustainable building enclosures while eliminating foam.The growing performance demands of air control, vapor control, thermal control, health and sustainability are examined.Foam insulation,dominant in today's high-performance marketplace, is increasingly recognized as hindering many of these building performance goals. Practitioners are therefore wanting and finding new solutions that virtually eliminate foam and provide greater performance. This presentation is a careful look at how to do it.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define what qualities differentiate high-performance enclosures from typical construction and how those qualities are evolving.
  2. Describe practitioner concerns of foam insulation hindering efforts to meet the evolving high-performance qualities.
  3. Describe how a foam free enclosure can more robustly achieve the qualities of high-performance.
  4. Describe practical methodologies practitioners can implement, to successfully produce a high-performance enclosure that is foam free. 


Regional Sales Consultant for New England
Oliver comes to 475 following a wide-ranging career in engineering and architecture. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1993 with a Master of Science in Materials Science and then in 2008 from Boston Architectural College with a Master of Architecture. Oliver is a registered architect in Massachusetts, a Certified Passive House Consultant and a LEED Accredited Professional. Oliver brings to his sales work a deep concern for building science and sustainability. His other passion is classical violin, which he has played since he was 6 years old.

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