Going Foamless: New Innovations in Insulation

Going Foamless: New Innovations in Insulation

Insulation doesn’t always mean foam! Mighty Energy is proud to sponsor many of the NW EcoBuilding Guild’s Education Sessions and this month the topic is innovation in insulation practices and going foamless. As always, this will be a great opportunity to network and learn more in the green building world. We hope to see you there!

As we better understand moisture in buildings, alternatives to foam become more appealing for a number of reasons. Perfect installations, the right insulation products and great building practices can contribute to longevity and durability in buildings. Come learn about alternatives to foam insulation and when they are appropriate.

Our Speakers:

  • Rick Blumenthal entered the construction industry as a carpenter in 1971 while he was earning his degree in Environmental Conservation and Environmental planning. From 1980 to 2010 he had his own company constructing high performance homes. Rick has certifications in Energy Star, HERS, BPI and Built Green. Rick owns and operates Construction Resources and Solutions, a consulting firm focused on building diagnostics, performance and sustainable construction. Rick is currently the Training and Certification Manager providing instruction and education on building enclosures, insulation applications and building performance.
  • Lucas Johnson has a passion for sharing knowledge about building science, project management and client services. Lucas has a masters degree in Environmental Science and Management and a background in construction. As a certified Passive House trainer her shares he shares building science principles with his customers and community. Lucas is the Western Regional Manager of 475 Building Supply.
  • Travis Weeks is the General Manager of Performance Insulation and Energy Services, a full service insulation contractor focused on high performance best practice insulation and air sealing techniques with cost affordable solutions for all budgets in retro – fit and new construction applications. He has over 18 years of construction background from foundations through finish work that has given him the education and experience to work through any project scenarios.

 

Wednesday September 27, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Phinney Neighborhood Center Lower Building | 6615 Dayton Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

Register here.

Energy Department Funds Research that Could Save You Energy and Money!

With funding from the Energy Department, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working to develop innovative insulating window film that preserves views while increasing occupants’ comfort and saving energy according to an article on Energy Department’s website.

This research effort creates a millimeter thick insulation film that results in clear insulation with values equivalent to R-20, which is equal to standard wall insulations. The new technology will boost the energy efficiency of current window retrofit technologies by as much as 80 percent  and building and homeowners will not need to replace their windows to take advantage of the technology!

Considering the billions of square feet of installed windows in the U.S., the NREL research provides a ripe opportunity for saving energy, reducing costs and cutting carbon pollution. The result: This window film could reduce building energy use by as much as 33 percent, creating a simple payback for window retrofits of less than one year.

Read More on the Energy Department’s website.

If window replacement is not on the docket, check out Indow windows for a spectacular, easy-to-install storm window option.

We BUY Local….But How Do We INVEST Locally?

That is the question Seattle Good Business Network is asking these days in the Community Capital: Seattle series designed to educate, connect, and spark dialogue around the emerging field of community capital.

Featuring successful, tested models from here and around the country, the series of breakfast meetings and happy hour panel discussions focuses on a different business or investment model each month. The conversations will explore how each model can be used for Seattle residents to begin to invest locally, how local businesses can take advantage of these funds, and what new projects might be started as a result.

Sound interesting? Reserve your spot for the next gathering here and pass word to your financial advisor to get him or her thinking outside the box too!