WEBINAR: One-and-Two Family Dwelling Energy Code
Wed November 1 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1 LU | HSW
Presented by CLEAResult
Course Description: A healthy home is a dry, clean, safe, ventilated, maintained, and thermally controlled environment. On average people spend at least 50 percent of their day inside their homes. Unhealthy housing puts residents at risk of health issues such as asthma and other chronic diseases. Due to the age of the housing stock in Rhode Island, residents are at greater risk of health issues associated with building design and housing conditions.
Chapter 11 of the International Residential Code covers energy efficiency, but the requirements of this chapter can also have significant building science implications. RI will be adopting the 2024 IECC next year and understanding how these requirements affect the building science will be critical in designing and delivering safe, healthy and energy efficient homes.
- Durability – airtightness, thermal resistance and vapor control all work together to mitigate moisture and condensation risk.
- Healthy Indoor Air Quality – airtightness combined with mechanical ventilation deliver superior air quality.
- Comfort – thermal resistance produces consistent interior surface temperatures to ensure comfort.
- Energy Efficiency – modulating these control layers properly will deliver a building that consumes less energy for space conditioning.