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WEBINBAR: Managing Condensation and Thermal Performance with Continuous Insulation
Tue November 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1 LU | HSW
This week’s TUESDAY webinar is offered by Huber Engineered Woods a chapter partner.
Building codes and green building standards are continuing to raise the bar on energy efficiency and high performance in buildings. In wood-framed buildings designing for thermal and moisture management in wall cavities, as well as air tightness of the building enclosure, are all core components to creating advanced building enclosures. This presentation will discuss the need for exterior insulation to manage heat transfer and reduce condensation I exterior walls by providing step-by-step examples of how to determine the amount of continuous insulation required to meet prescriptive code requirements depending on climate zone.
- Explain the concept of thermal bridging and how it impacts building energy usage in green and sustainable building design.
- Define the commercial and residential wood frame wall insulation requirements found in the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
- Explain how condensation forms in wall cavities and investigate strategies ot mitigate risk of damage to construction while maintaining sustainable and healthy indoor environments.
- Identify the practical green building characteristics of continuous insulation as the part of the exterior wall sheathing compared with other alternatives.