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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

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Cascadia Windows & Doors

  Continuous Insulation vs. Cavity


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Description

This course will review an in-depth breakdown of the current uses of insulation in wall assemblies. The attendees will learn more about the differences in the use of cavity insulation versus the use of continuous insulation installed on the exterior of the building sheathing. Discussion points to include the changes of the current energy codes and the requirements for the use of continuous insulation in the majority of future projects. The participant will be able to better evaluate their current wall assemblies and understand the requirements that are dictated by current codes.


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

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Ox Engineered Products

  Understanding Stone Wool Insulation in Interior and Exterior Commercial Building Applications


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Description

This course identifies what stone wool insulation is and how it is produced. Show some commercial applications, and present all the key benefits of this insulating material when used in the field versus some of the other insulating materials traditionally used in the North American market today.


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

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: Rockwool



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