Designing with Continuous Insulation for Thermal and Moisture Management

This course discusses some basic building science fundamentals, while looking at specific code requirements in the IRC, IBC and the international energy conservation code. It addresses why some of the trade-offs and differences exist between those two sets of code requirements.

Lastly, we'll work through an example and the decision making process to determine the continuous insulation and vapor retarder requirements for a project in a specific climate zone.

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Complete Wall Systems: Maintaining Continuous Insulation and WRBs at Transitions (Print Course)

Wall assembly components such as CI and WRBs are now required across the country, requiring in-depth understanding of wall systems. Improper design of transition details can lead to detrimental and expensive issues in wall assemblies. This course reviews building science fundamentals for complete wall systems with CI and WRBs, important considerations when designing transitions and penetrations, and common issues that arise from errors in sequencing, material compatibility and design verification.

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The Evolution of Continuous Insulation (Print Course)

During the past 20 years, the building sector has seen a significant shift around the use of continuous insulation (CI). Evolving from what was once perceived as an advanced greenbuilding, high-efficiency option, CI is now a standard method and materials practice across most climatic regions. This course will discuss what continuous insulation is, the driver behind its rise, performance benefits, codes and standards, and current material solutions.

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Standard Bearers in Their Field

Learn how and why USA Insulation has become the standard bearer, as well as the largest and most profitable provider in the retro fit insulation category. Get more information about franchises and build your business today.

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What is the Next Step in Your Remodeling Career?

You may have a long career in the remodeling field with experience in different facets of the industry. The next logical step in your career path is to become the owner of a company. Learn how unique the residential retro fit insulation business is, the affordability of a USA Insulation franchise, and how it provides the income and lifestyle that accompany business ownership.

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Most Appealing Opportunity You Never Considered

Learn why retrofit insulation as a USA Insulation franchise may be the most appealing opportunity you didn't know about. Retrofit insulation is the process of applying non-expanding injection foam into exterior wall cavities - increase your client's homes' energy efficiency by as much as 35% and reduce outside noise.

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Integrated Air & Water Barrier System (Print Course)

This course provides guidance for architects, specifiers, waterproofing contractors, and other professionals considering use and advantages in the selection or specification of air and water barriers for the design and installation of integrated structural panel and air and water barrier systems. Topics covered include: introduction to air and water barriers, structural panels, code and regulatory requirements when designing for energy code compliance, and common design and installation practices and techniques.

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Innovative Insulation Technologies and their Fitness for Use (Print Course)

Insulation has come a long way from bulky foams, fiberglass and mineral fiber products. Today’s rigid insulation board technologies offer architects products that can optimize energy efficiency, moisture resistance and fire performance – and provide thinner walls to increase leasable space and ROI. Specific rigid insulation board technologies are suitable for foundations, floors, walls, and soffits so architects can select the best insulation type for each part of a project.

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Superior All-In-One Performance with Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam (ccSPF) for a Comparable Cost

While fiberglass and cellulose insulation appear cheaper at a glance, they require added costs for air sealing, vapor control, framing materials, HVAC sizing and more - without equaling the performance of ccSPF. Get the added value of more performance with less hassle!

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NCFI's New Spray Foam Using Honeywell Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent Ideal for Complex Roofs

Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent was used in an NCFI spray foam roofing system on a private residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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