Green Night: Foam Free High Performance Building Enclosures

Date: May 14, 2014

Time: 5:00pm

Host: Western Mass Green Consortium

Type: Lecture/Presentation


Ken Levenson and Oliver Klein of 475 High Performance Building Supply will present on Foam Free High Performance Building Enclosures.

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.

(475) is a catalyst in the transformation of the US construction industry to high performance, ecological, low energy building.  475 provides the essential knowledge and components needed to develop durable, resilient, and sustainable buildings.

Ken Levenson has been a registered architect in New York State since 1993. Ken is a Certified Passive House Designer, a founding board member of the National Passive House Alliance and of New York Passive House. Ken regularly lectures on the Passive House standard.

Oliver Klein is a registered architect in Massachusetts, a Certified Passive House Consultant and a LEED Accredited Professional.