Affordable Comfort Inc.

October 04, 2010 13:23 ET

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Weatherization Training Hands-On Demonstrations

Best Practices in Insulation, Air Sealing Installation Techniques, Diagnostics and Energy Management Part of ACI New England 2010

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2010) - Affordable Comfort Inc. (ACI), the nation's leading educational resource for the home performance and weatherization industry, will be conducting hands-on and train-the-trainer demonstrations throughout the event, including:

  • best-practices for increasing the thermal performance of existing walls – three times on Wednesday, October 6
  • air sealing using two-component spray foam – Wednesday October 6 at 10 am
  • ease of scoring and replacing window glass and acrylics, with cost benefits – Wednesday October 6 at 3:00 pm
  • building science diagnostics using infrared thermal imaging technology – Wednesday October 6 at 3 pm and Thursday October 7 at 10 am
  • home energy management technology – Thursday October 7 at 10 am

These hands-on sessions will have an emphasis on the particular requirements of New England's typical existing homes and specific climate conditions.

More than 800 attendees have registered for ACI New England 2010 so far, setting a new attendance record for an ACI regional conference.

The event, taking place at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center on October 6 and 7, 2010 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, will connect individuals looking to start or advance their careers in the home performance and weatherization industry with leading trainers and subject-matter experts from across the country. Classroom sessions are available in addition to the hands-on demonstrations, and an exhibit hall will showcase the latest products and services essential to successfully improving the energy efficiency, durability, comfort, health and safety of homes.

For more information on the ACI New England 2010 event, view the agenda or learn more about the presenters, visit

About Affordable Comfort, Inc.

Founded in 1986, Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) is a not-for-profit organization that has become the go-to resource for information, education and best-practices in the home performance and weatherization industry. ACI recently expanded to new headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, while also maintaining its original offices in Waynesburg, PA.

ACI recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its participation in the Building Science Corporation (BSC) team, one of 15 research and deployment partnerships formed to help dramatically improve the energy efficiency of American homes selected by the DOE for funding under the $30 million Energy-Efficient Housing Partnerships program.

ACI national and regional events provide the forum for thought leadership, bringing together the best and the brightest—and the eager to learn—to solve technical problems, exchange new techniques, source new tools and materials and build the momentum of this fast-growing industry. For more information, visit

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