Sustainable building has never been more popular, and the 2018 International Builders’ Show has many great activities for people who want to learn more about this in-demand type of home construction.
IBS attendees should visit the High Performance Building Zone (HPBZ) to watch hands-on demonstrations, including daily 30-minute presentations on building sustainably in different parts of a home.
The HPBZ’s new Building Performance Lab will display high-performance techniques “in action” in a finished model home. Through cutaways and see-through sections, attendees can see how high-performance wall systems, floors, HVAC, insulation and other features are constructed and finished.
There also are valuable education sessions for sustainable builders, including the master session How Do I Avoid This? Conquering Home Performance Errors Before and After Construction. This session will examine some common design and construction errors, and look at ways to fix them early to mitigate long-term (and expensive) damage control.
To register and learn more about the International Builders’ Show, visit BuildersShow.com. For more information about NAHB’s sustainable building programs, contact Jaclyn Toole.