Understanding HPL + the Benefits of Rainscreen Applications

Date: March 18, 2014

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Host: Trespa North America

Type: Lecture/Presentation

Link: http://www.trespa.com/us/event/understanding-hpl-benefits-rainscreen-applications

Along with a discussion on how HPL (High Pressure Laminate) rainscreen systems can contribute to a successful Passive House design, attendees will learn how to identify HPL façade panels based on the manufacturing process and by product performance. By demonstrating advantages such as choice of décor options, long-term performance and design flexibility, participants will learn the benefits of using HPL façade panels as part of a building envelope.


Attendees will also learn about the design and construction of rainscreen assemblies by observing various attachment systems, panel characteristics, building codes, and how these components interact. Diagrams, project examples, detailed sections, and testimonials on system performance will serve as case studies for learning and identifying essential elements within rainscreen applications. By demonstrating advantages such as improved ventilation, reduced moisture accumulation and heat gain, we will show participants how to evaluate the benefits of using rainscreen applications featuring an HPL design.


Course offers AIA CES 1 LU/HSW


Presented by Shawn Torbert, LEED AP, CPHC, of Trespa North America.