August 27, 2020

Cup of Joe - Betsy Pettit and Joe Lstiburek on How to Get to Net-Zero

Net-zero refers to energy consumed (-) and renewable energy produced (+). The goal is a net of zero.

Did you know that you can get 70% of the way there with great levels of airtightness and enough thermal value? If you knew that, than you probably also know you need great details for all the places that water is likely to get past your building enclosure. Watch as Ms. Pettit explains how she and Building Science Corporation has provided details for the NIST House. You can see the NIST house and other details at

Be on the lookout for how we calculate that:

1 + 5 + 10 + 20 + 40 + 60 ----------------------- = 0 -----------------------

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