Essential Building Science Workshop


Workshop Instructor: Jacob Deva Racusin

Entry Requirements 
- Open to all

Essential Building Science


Essential Building Science workshop is based on instructor Jacob Deva Racusin’s new book of the same title. Building Science is relatively new field of study, but the issues it addresses are age-old: How do buildings work and how can we design them to work better?


Suitable for designers, builders, code officials and interested homeowners, the Essential Building Science workshop covers important topics for creating comfortable, durable and safe buildings:


  • What is air-tightness and why is it important?
  • How can you avoid moisture and mold problems?
  • What is proper ventilation, and how can you achieve it?
  • How to blend energy efficiency and healthy indoor environment?


This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of building science, and will involve participants in the understanding of thermal and moisture dynamics through lecture, case study, hands-on testing, demonstration, design exercises, and design review. The course is focused on applying building science principles to inform best design and construction practices, and is suitable for both designers and builders.


The lessons learned in the Essential Building Science workshop will help participants to design and build better buildings, providing a toolbox for understanding how to achieve high performance in a wide range of building scenarios.


Jacob Deva Racusin is a leader among the new breed of building scientists who blend modern theory with natural building practice to revolutionize how we approach making the best buildings possible. He draws equally from the worlds of lab-based science and that of healthy, sustainable and natural building materials to create designs that combine the best of the past with the best of the future. He is a partner in New Frameworks Natural Building and the author of the forthcoming book,  Essential Building Science.




Essential Building Science workshop


Essential Building Science registration fees includes healthy lunches (vegan and vegetarian options available)

Essential building science workshop

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ticket Prices
Early Bird500.00