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WEBINAR: Managing Condensation and Thermal Performance with Continuous Insulation
Wed March 29, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1 LU | HSW
Presented by Huber Engineered Woods LLC a chapter supporter
Course Description: 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 the 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 in 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.
After completion of this course, participants will be equipped to:
- 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 to mitigate risk of damage to construction while maintaining sustainable and healthy indoor environments.
- Identify the practical and green building characteristics of continuous insulation as part of the exterior wall sheathing compared with other alternatives.