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ES3: Achieving Airtightness, Why and How

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A half-day session exploring the theory and practice of achieving higher levels of airtightness – how to ‘build tight and ventilate right’.

At its most basic, airtightness aims to eliminate any unintended gaps or cracks in the external fabric of the building. Ventilation focuses on replacing the stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air to meet the occupant’s needs. The key is to ‘build tight and ventilate right’!

Neil Turner, Technical Sales Manager with Ecological Building Systems, will provide a presentation outlining why airtightness is now recognised as a key element in realising higher performance more durable healthy buildings. Joe Fitzgerald, Technical Support Engineer at Ecological Building Systems, will then provide a case study on the building of a new home in Ireland to Passivhaus levels of performance. Finally, the Ecological team have filmed their airtightness practical session, so you will be able to watch how to install membranes, tapes and seals with live commentary and Q&A provided by trainer Ilias Igoumenidis, Technical Support Engineer at Ecological Building Systems.