Addressing Row Homes & Townhouses

04/01/2011 - 8:30am - 10:00am

Build, assess, and treat side-by-sides just like detached dwellings, right? Not quite. Explore the opportunities, differences, and complications posed by party walls. How do you interpret a blower door reading when much of the air is coming from the neighbor’s unit? Builders like to use low rise multifamily attic and party walls as convenient distribution locations for ducting, service shafts and unvented exhaust devices. Problems resulting include condensation, ice damming and mold.

By attending this session, participants will

  1. Identify typical party wall construction types and understand how the performance of attached dwellings differ from single family detached homes
  2. Learn techniques to diagnose and air seal attached dwellings
  3. Discuss IAQ and combustion safety issues and clarify how to address these issues

Type: 90-Minute Breakout (WS)

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