Pitfalls and Opportunities in the World of Building Science
The story of the twin brothers Enrico and Enrique, and their two (almost) identical projects.
In this entertaining and informative story of twin brothers Enrico (the geek) and Enrique (the rogue), the audience is guided through the potential pitfalls and opportunities in the world of building science.
There is particular focus on the idea that we often see overspending on ‘natural’ and/or specialty products that do not necessarily reduce the performance gap. Enrico and Enrique show the audience what is at stake in client expectations when we glaze over issues like condensation and moisture management, or when we try to throw money at a problem hoping products will deliver the promise.
Enrico BonilauriCo-Founder, EMU Systems
Enrico holds two Masters Degrees — one in Architecture from the University of Parma, Italy, and one in Sustainable Design from the University of Sydney, Australia. As a registered Italian Architect and Certified Passive House Trainer, Designer, and PHI Certifier, he has worked in Australia, Europe, and North America. He specializes in building envelope analysis, informed by the thousands of hours spent on construction sites. Speaker experience includes conferences in Germany, Austria, China, US, Canada, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand. He’s the Co-Founder of Emu and has been the scientific curator of their Passive House training curriculum, teaching American builders since 2017.