Managing Condensation and Thermal Performance with Continuous Insulation
May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Building codes and green building standards are continuing to raise the bar on energy efficiency and high-performance 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 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 completing this course, participants will be equipped to:
- Explain the concept of thermal bridging and how it impacts building energy usage in green and sustainability building design.
- Define the commercial and residential wood frame wall insulation requirements found in the 2015 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 exteriors wall sheathing compared with other alternatives.
Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW
Presented in collaboration with Huber Engineered Woods.