Session 303

October 31, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

New Hampshire Room (Lobby Level)

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The Dripping Point: Evolving Codes = Changing Buildings = Increased Risk of Moisture Problems. Are You ready?

Nikki Krueger

Industry Manager - HERS Rater

Ultra-Aire Dehumidifiers - Madison, WI

Session Description 

Tightly air-sealed, well-insulated buildings combined with increased ventilation rates have become mainstream and code required, and there is no going back. The Era of Actively Controlling Moisture in, above, and under the home, has begun and realizing that the traditional methods will no longer effectively meet the new moisture demands is more important than ever. This seminar presents the building science perspective on the "new normal" and the challenges that contractors now must learn to deal with effectively. These include reduced latent capabilities of the HVAC equipment, increased partial load conditions, ventilation strategies, and the impacts all these have on indoor air quality. The bottom line is that we will deal with moisture issues, one way or another. The time is now to learn why and how to address indoor moisture risks (CYA) through dedicated moisture control systems in single–family homes and multifamily buildings.

Presentation Categories:  High Performance Buildings

Presentation Level: Basic

About Nikki Krueger:

Nikki Krueger is the Industry Manager for Therma-Stor’s residential moisture control products lines, including Ultra-Aire whole house ventilating dehumidifiers and Santa Fe freestanding dehumidifiers. She has been involved in the indoor air quality industry for over 15 years. She is a RESNET certified home energy rater, sits on the RESNET SDC 200 and the NGBS TG-3 consensus committees, a board member of the Maryland Building Performance Association, and a member of the ACCA Manual Low Load Homes (LLH) Advisory Committee. 

Krueger has worked with building science industry icons to develop and produce a two-day hands-on crawl space encapsulation training program that recently has been adopted by the North Carolina Building Performance Association as their credentialing program. She is an active member of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Association, currently participating on the building envelope committee, as well as on the certification and safety committees. 

As industry manager for Therma-Stor, she educates and trains builders, HVAC contractors, architects, engineers, crawl space contractors, and other professionals in the industry on the building science of ventilation and moisture control in buildings.

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