Rick Blumenthal, Building Science Specialist
Training Manager, Knauf Insulation

Rick has degrees in Environmental Conservation and Environmental Planning and has invested over 40 years in residential and commercial construction contracting and consulting while promoting sustainable, resilient construction, energy conservation and comfortable, healthy buildings through best practices and applied building science.  Rick is the Building Science Specialist, and Training Manager for Knauf Insulation.  He specializes in building enclosure design and analysis including critical detailing, assists in selecting sustainable materials and systems for both residential and commercial construction and trains builders and trade contractors in“best practice” applications for insulation and air sealing.   Rick is the Chair of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, Building Insulation Committee and additional associations with ASHRAE, ICC and NFPA. 


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