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  Effective Performance of the Building Enclosure - Exterior Walls


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Today, new buildings must meet the ASHRAE requirements for thermal performance. This is a tough objective, since documented proof is required. Effective R-values must be met, not just nominal values, which means that high conductivity materials that cause thermal bridges must be considered in the modelling and calculations.

Often, meeting ASHRAE’s challenging prescriptive compliance is not even enough; some designers look to walls to make up for thermal performance shortfalls from other parts of the building enclosure – such as high glazing area percentages. Many of today’s conventional wall assemblies fall short of even basic compliance, causing larger, thicker, and more costly assemblies than ever before.

Learn what current wall assemblies are getting closest to the target performance levels, what...

Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 GBCI + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA , 1 AANB, 1 NSAA, 1 ALBNL Structured LU

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Cascadia Windows & Doors Published: 02/13/2021

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  Understanding Advancing Wall System Design around Continuous Insulation


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This one hour educational session will cover the latest in building enclosure technology for energy efficient buildings. Presented by one of North America's leading manufacturers of insulation, this course will provide an in-depth discussion of emerging wall that provide durable, cost effective and thermally efficient performance. Recent building and energy code changes will be reviewed including an opportunity to discuss solutions to meet these more stringent requirements. Current building science research and field monitoring information will be presented, demonstrating how insulation materials perform under different climatic conditions and how R-values change with time and season. Strategies to construct highly insulated wall assemblies and avoid thermal bridging will be presented, The seminar will cover all building types and construction materials, with...

Credits: 1 AIA HSW

Length: 1

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Sponsored by: Rockwool Published: 04/09/2021



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