New Jersey’s New Energy Code: Next Steps

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Event Phone: (973) 887-2888 x 300

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 26

Hampton Inn, Denville

No Charge

Sponsored by Owens Corning


The recent update to the NJ energy code has many builders wondering how they will comply the new requirements without excessive impact to construction schedule and costs.  Most notable of the changes, is an emphasis on a robust air-barrier.  Owens Corning has invested in proprietary research to understand air-sealing we seek to share this knowledge and collaborate with builders in Northern NJ to meet this new challenge. The state of NJ allows builders to comply with the new requirement via 100 percent blower door testing or a QA checklist. During our first presentation with Metro, we discussed the use of an exterior air-sealing strategy to achieve 3 air changes per hour.  This solution has been adopted by builders in TX and Canada.  For our second presentation,  we shall quickly recap highlights of the first presentation before diving into the second pathway for meeting the air-tightness requirement – the QA checklist.  We look forward to a dialogue over the new code requirements and what they mean to you as a builder.


  1. Air-sealing problem
  2. Case studies
    1. Highland Homes in Dallas
    2. Codebord in Canada
    3. Air Barrier Checklist
  3. Q&A

Presenter Bios:

Dr. Liang Gwee is a market development leader with Owens Corning. He has worked with builders across the country to improve the efficiency and comfort of their homes.  These builders vary in size and scale but not in their commitment to building quality homes without compromising their bottom line.

Craig Marden is a building science leader at Owens Corning.  Craig has spent a lifetime in construction and efficiency.  He has a long history of working to improve the efficiency of homes and used to teach a class at University of Amherst on construction.

  • Lunch & Learn - New Jersey's New Energy Code: Next Steps
    September 26, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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