Green Building CouncilThe Green Building Council will be kicking off their building science series with a lunch panel discussion on the basics of building enclosures on Thursday, May 2 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Southface Energy Institute (241 Pine Street NE, Atlanta).

Four experts will be on hand to share their knowledge and help you make more informed decisions when it comes to comparing your building enclosure options. Sealing a house is the first step to improving indoor environmental quality and controlling energy costs, so it is not something to be overlooked.

The panel will include:

  • Dr. Allison Bailes is the founder of Energy Vanguard who works as a home energy rater, trainer and building science consultant. He will be sharing an overview of basic building science issues to help builders make better decisions.
  • John Kane is the weatherization trainer for the Southface Energy Institute. He will address the challenges of sealing new and existing Atlanta real estate.
  • Chris Johnston is the Operations Manager for Architectural Visision, inc., a vendor of Marvin windows and doors. He will talk about anticipating air sealing and waterproofing issues at penetration.
  • Gary Lewis is a home inspector and leader in the Georgia Association of Home Inspectors. He’ll be providing his insight into how buildings perform  over their life cycle.

The cost of attendance is $15 for students, $25 for Green Building Council members, $35 for other HBA members and $45 for non-HBA members. There will be a $10 additional fee for walk-ins, so be sure to register in advance.

If you have any questions, please call the Greater Atlanta HBA at 770-938-9900.