Better Energy Efficiency from the Ground Up
Watch on Demand featuring Mark LaLiberte
Basements can account for 20% of a home’s total heat loss. While there are countless steps you can take to make homes more energy efficient, starting from the ground up is the best approach.
Most basements are basically concrete walls surrounded by dirt. Dirt can fluctuate in temperature, becoming wet and humid or frozen solid. These changes within the ground can affect the comfort of a basement and the health of homeowners. Choosing the right products and having proper installation can ensure a basement stays dry and protected for years to come. Good product choice can also improve energy efficiency of the home, which is good not just for the environment, but for homeowners as well.
Basements and crawl spaces need to be well protected with durable below-grade products that help keep heat and energy from escaping, while keeping moisture away.
Mark LaLiberte, in partnership with the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), covers the requirements needed to build energy-efficient below-grade spaces.
In this on-demand webinar, you will learn about:
- Understanding types of basement foundations
- Determining when to select interior or exterior insulation
- Overcoming challenges of preventing air leakage
- Formulating a systematic approach to wall waterproofing
About Mark LaLiberte:
Mark LaLiberte, a founding partner and President of Construction Instruction, devotes his time to educating the building industry on the benefits of constructing durable, energy-efficient, and healthier homes through lectures, video series, and publications.
Mark speaks nationwide to over 8,000 people annually, offering consulting and training sessions for building professionals, architects, and major manufacturers. By performing on-site visits of builders’ homes, he is able to identify risks and opportunities for contractors from an independent perspective.