Mid Construction LEED for homes multifamily live & virtual CE Tour

Tour a LEED Silver anticipated multifamily project in Oak Park, IL.

Learn about the details behind the walls and building envelope along with its 15kbtu furnaces with special ductwork, in the first LEED-multifamily building in the Western suburbs.This tour will cover the use of a self-adhesive weather resistant barrier WRB known as Henry Blueskin, and continuous exterior OUTsulation foam board, in addition to other products and advanced techniques. We will also discuss right-sized HVAC design, this project’s preparation for 6,000-15,000 BTUh modulating furnaces (yes, they exist!), and “Smart” Ductwork that measures a mere 2.5-in diameter and handles low velocities.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the value of outer insulation in meeting building envelope/insulation requirements and LEED H EA credits (EA 2.2-2.3)
2. Discuss weather resistant barriers and their use in lowering infiltration levels LEED H (EA 3.2-3.3)
3. Review the preparation necessary for innovative HVAC technologies for smaller space LEED H (IEQ 6.2, 6.3) (EA 6.1)
4. Discuss challenges and methodologies to meeting LEED requirements and complying with Energy Code.

1 hour Continuing Education Units (CEUS)

NARI Green
Certified Green Professional (CGP)
Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
BPI (PENDING – not 1 hour)
May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license*


Jason La Fleur founded Eco Achievers in 2007 to help owners, builders, architects and developers realize that incorporating green building practices is not only achievable but also rewarding. Jason oversees client services helping project teams develop design and construction strategies to build better-performing buildings. Additionally, he directs education programs and helps project teams throughout the upper Midwest build third-party verified green homes that meet LEED and ENERGY STAR standards

Active locally, Jason is active in the community, helping found and direct the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Illinois chapter’s annual GreenBuilt Home Tour. He is a national speaker on topics related to residential green building, building science, and healthy construction practices, receiving USGBC Illinois chapter’s “Green Speak” and Chapter Leader Awards. He is also an active member of the Passive House Alliance of Chicago.

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