Todd Usher Attends ‘Building Science Summer Camp’

GREENVILLE, S.C., AUGUST 10, 2012 — Who says only kids can go to summer camp? Todd Usher, president of Addison Homes, just spent a fun and informative weekend at the 16th Annual Westford Symposium – affectionately known in the industry as “Building Science Summer Camp.”

This international invitation-only event – hosted by Joe Lstiburek of the Building Science Corporation in Westford, Massachusetts – gathers some 400 of the best and brightest industry professionals for a look at the latest research and information in building science. BSC brings in a varied roster of experts as guest speakers to ensure a compelling educational experience focused on building physics, systems design concepts and sustainability. Camp also provides ample opportunity for informal discussion amongst colleagues and plenty of occasion for socializing as well.

Presentations ranged from Passive Design Standards to Thermal Metrics to Getting to Zero Energy, with special sessions such as "Relative Humidity is for Sissies." The top draw of the entire weekend, perhaps, was an impromptu get-together – in the crawlspace of Lstiburek's barn – for a wide-ranging state-of-the-industry discussion.

“Summer Camp was fascinating,” says Usher, a custom home builder in Greenville, SC. “I was able to interact with some of the smartest, most innovative builders from across the globe – an amazing exchange of ideas on applying the principles of building science to best construct durable, healthy and energy-efficient homes.”

About Addison Homes:
Addison Homes builds all of its homes to rigorous ENERGY STAR® and EarthCraft House™ standards. As a leader in sustainable, high-performance building, Addison Homes has received numerous awards and recognition including the 2011 Green Building Advocate of the Year Award from the National Association of Home Builders; 2011 Certified Graduate Builder of the Year Award from NAHB; 2010 Safety Award for Excellence from NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company; 2010 Finalist, America’s Best Builder Award from BUILDER magazine; 2009 Builder of the Year Award from the Home Builders Association of Greenville; 2008 Individual Environmental Stewardship Award from the Upstate Chapter of the US Green Building Council; Upstate Forever’s 2008 Sustainable Communities Champion; and 2007 EarthCraft House™ Regional Builder of the Year Award.
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