The Building Enclosure Council—Portland will be hosting the BEST2 Conference April 12-14 in Portland, Ore. A three-day event, the conference will be comprised of three tracks (energy efficiency, whole buildings, and fenestration) that will focus on specific aspects of building-system performance, such as high energy efficiency, good indoor climate, and long-term performance.

The conference will bring together research from Europe, Canada, and the United States that focuses on existing and future buildings. The academic research will be complemented with "real-world" applications and case studies. The program will include panel discussions, featured workshops, and plenary speakers. Workshop topics include:
• Troubleshooting during design
• Air and moisture management in window installation
• Moisture measurements in wood
• Window-selection methodologies and optimization