Fall 2020 Presentation Series - Air Tightness and Ventilation

Build-tight, ventilate right has been a well-researched and proven standard to live by in building science and design for decades. The Washington codes have now followed suit in requiring this best practice for multi-family housing and other building types. SeaBEC is excited to announce our fall line-up of speakers including local and nationally recognized experts on the topics of air tightness & proper ventilation.

 Please join us on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 11:30am-1:00pm via Zoom for the first presentation by Mike Fowler of Mithun, on "Fresh Air: Where does it come from and how does it lead to a code proposal?". 

 Next, on Thursday, October 15, 2020, Mike Lubliner of WSU Energy and Iain Walker of Lawrence Berkeley Labs will discuss "Low-rise multi-family residential “build tight, ventilate right” challenges for WA State and ASHRAE 62.2."

 On Thursday, November 19, 2020, David Reddy of O'Brien 360 will close out our fall series with his presentation "Air leakage and balanced ventilation for affordable, exemplary multifamily buildings."

 Please visit our website seabec.org for more details and Zoom log on information. We look forward to seeing you there!

 Inaugural SeaBEC Research Grant

In 2020, SeaBEC will grant an award of $2,000 to facilitate a research project that provides relevant insights to issues related to building enclosure design or construction in the Pacific Northwest. Students, faculty, independent researchers, individuals, and design and construction firms are invited to submit research proposals for consideration. Click here for more information and to download a copy of the SeaBEC Research Grant Application. Proposals are due on October 29, 2020. Contact [email protected] if you have questions. 

2020 Membership Renewals 

Your support of SeaBEC is greatly appreciated and helps us continue to bring you high quality educational programs. Click here to renew your membership or join as a new member for 2020. Membership is a great value at only $50 per year. All memberships run January 1st through December 31st. Please contact our membership chair, Robin Kotulka at [email protected] with any questions.

Our Mission

The Seattle Building Enclosure Council  (SeaBEC) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote the pursuit of excellence in the design, construction, or other technical aspects of the building enclosure. We investigate why buildings fail, explore cures for building enclosure failure, and share information on materials and methods to promote better building science.