Event Title:

Green Building Workshop - High-Performance Building Envelopes: Building Science, Not Rocket Science!


Sponsored By:

Build It Green

Event Date/Time:

Start: 6/13/2013 5:30:00 PM
End: 6/13/2013 7:30:00 PM


Terry Nordbye, The Practical House Katy Hollbacher, Beyond Efficiency Inc.


San Francisco Department of the Environment


Jun 13, 2013 5:30 PM
Jun 13, 2013 5:30 PM

Event Deadline:

06/13/2013 17:30

Event Notes:

Topic: Envelope and Exterior Building Products
Description: Learn how to integrate more insulation, airtightness strategies, strategically placed windows, and other common-sense measures to reduce the heating demand required for your next project by 80%. Sound too good to be true? Katy Hollbacher, founder and Principal of Beyond Efficiency Inc. and Terry Nordbye, an experienced Passive House builder will walk you through a variety of their completed projects, sharing insulation strategies with proven results. Food is provided.
Certified Green Building Professional CEU Value: 1.5 credits
5:30-5:45 Sign In, Food
5:45-6:00 Networking
6:00-7:00 Topic Presentation
7:00-7:30 Open Discussion
Registration:  Pre-registration on our website is encouraged and incentivized and is available until 2:30pm on Thursday, June 13th. When preregistering online, folks may pay by credit card. We accept credit card payments at the door as well.
Pre-Registration Prices: 
$10 /Members
$15 /Non-Members  
Door Price (Not Pre-Registered): 
$15 /Members and Non-Members 
SF Environment is BART Accessible. The Market Square parking garage and the Fox Plaza parking garage are within two blocks of the event.
Build It Green encourages carpooling to our events and we recommend posting comments in the section below to make arrangements with other attendees.
Things To Bring:  Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards for networking purposes.    
About our Technical Workshops: Hear from expert speakers on the latest green building issues and share your own experience with your peers. Meetings take place in the South Bay, East Bay, North Bay, and San Francisco.

Event Comments:

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows due to our limited venue capacity. Registered attendees can transfer their credit to another colleague (i.e. go in their place) for the same Workshop - not for another Workshop.

Speaker Information:

   Terry Nordbye

Terry Nordbye has been a building contractor for 35 yrs, and actively pursues deep energy retrofits. Terry:
- Built the first new construction passive house in California
- Retrofitted a Passive House-deep energy retrofit for an affordable housing group
- Attended training in Ireland for Passive House Tradesman (contractors)
- Provides on site and in classroom training of contractors and subs on air sealing and high performance building
- Writes on the subject of high performance building for Journal of Light Construction

   Katy Hollbacher

Katy Hollbacher, PE, is the Founder and Principal of Beyond Efficiency Inc. and has 15 years experience in the A/E/C and green building industries. Beyond Efficiency has completed four Passive House projects and is currently consulting on more than twenty green projects. From 2004-2009, Katy managed Build It Green's suite of technical information programs, including the Ask an Expert green building hotline and Best Builders technical assistance program. At home in the field as well as the office, Katy has pounded nails, hung drywall, and pulled wires on various construction projects. She is a licensed Civil Engineer, Certified Passive House Consultant, LEED Homes Rater, Certified GreenPoint Rater, and Certified Energy Analyst.

Contact Name:

  Alyssa Baker-Blanc

Contact Phone:

  510-590-3360 x183

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