Episode 27

Where is All This Going? A Building Science Interview with Dr. Joe Lstiburek

We’re well into 2022 and a lot has already changed in the building industry, codes, regulations, legislation, and COVID guidance just to name a few. We’ve called in one of the leading experts in insulation, Dr. Joe Lstiburek, to help you understand these changes and prepare your business for the next 3 quarters and beyond.

Joe Lstiburek is the founding principal of Building Science Corporation. His work ranges widely, from providing expert witness testimony to overseeing research and development projects, to writing for the ASHRAE Journal and buildingscience.com.

Dr. Lstiburek’s commitment to advancing the building industry has had a lasting impact on building codes and practices throughout the world, particularly in the areas of air barriers, vapor barriers, and vented and unvented roof assemblies.

In this podcast…

2:33 – The changes to the 2021 codes and if they will stick

5:00 – Is net zero next?

9:31 – What would the perfect insulation contractor ALWAYS Do?

12:27 – Are we building too tight?

15:59 – If you stop putting in bad stuff, you won’t have bad things happen to your house

18:03 – The new bad habit: over-ventilation

21:56 – Where are the biggest opportunities for retrofits?

26:19 – How important is sealing the rim joists?

31:34 – How will Build Back Better affect the industry?

34:51 – Current suggestions for COVID mitigation could kill houses

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