• 35 minutes

Design Considerations for Achieving a High Performance Air Barrier System


You’re building a building and want a good air barrier – which should you use?

There’s no way to answer that question unless you go through the steps of determining what the type of building is, what the expected service life of the building is, what climate region are you in, among other determinations. Only after you’ve looked at all of those things can you start to consider the type of air barrier your building needs, where it should be place, the type of material needed, and what the performance requirements are that are important to you.

Runtime: 35 minutes



Laverne Dalgleish

Laverne Dalgleish

Building Professionals

  • Executive director of the Air Barrier Association of America
  • Actively involved in the construction industry for more than three decades; and has specialized in building enclosures, energy efficiency and building performance
  • Frequent speaker on topics as they relate to building enclosures, energy efficiency, green building practices, and standards and quality of construction; and has published a number of articles for leading construction and building related trade magazines
  • Heavily involved in the standards development process and has been involved with International Organization of Standardization (ISO) for more than three decades
  • Actively participates in developing ASTM, ASHRAE, ULC, BPI and other related standards
  • Been involved in a number of utility demand side management programs and worked with various government departments across North America

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