Allotting for installation of an HVAC system within the thermal envelope is a key maximize a buildingâ€™s space and minimize air leakage to the outside. Using spray foam insulation within an unvented attic creates a continuous air barrier and insulation layer that saves energy and money. Spray foam insulation (both open-cell and closed-cell) adds structural strength, sound-dampening qualities, high R-value, and the control of outdoor pollutants for both commercial and residential buildings.
Zero energy school construction is a growing trend across the country. A combination of advanced energy efficiency strategies, affordable solar power and an innovative concrete building system called Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) is making it possible. ICFs combine the strength and durability of reinforced concrete with the versatility and energy efficiency of rigid insulation.
The course identifies what stone wool insulation is and how it is produced. It discusses mineral wool in Commercial applications with an emphasis on Rainscreen cladding design and in exterior cavity walls. It highlights key benefits when used in the field versus some of the other insulating materials traditionally used in the market today as it pertains to NFPA 285 requirements and new ASHRAE 90.1 2010 continuous cavity insulation requirements.
This course covers the latest in building enclosure technology for energy efficient buildings. It provides an in-depth discussion of emerging wall systems that provide durable, cost effective and thermally efficient performance.
The seminar will cover all building types and construction materials, with a few highlights and lessons learned from building science researchers.
Insulation is one of the most important elements of a building. It conserves energy, reduces sound and resists fire. Mineral wool comes in many forms including batts, board, rolls, loose fill, and acoustical products and is suitable for a wide range of applications, from exterior curtain walls to interior acoustical ceiling tiles or panels.
Of all the different insulation options available today in commercial construction, spray foam can provide outstanding thermal performance while also contributing to air sealing, moisture control, and even structural integrity.
This learning unit will provide an overview of spray foam insulation, how it differs from conventional insulation types, its most appropriate applications, and how the material is allowed to be used in fire-resistant construction.
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.
The University of North Dakotaâ€™s Wilkerson Commons, set to reopen this year, incorporates a terra cotta rain screen system integrated with a Hunter Xci Polyiso-based continuous insulation solution. Learn more about the universityâ€™s $29 million renovation.
An ideal sealant for closing the gap between a window or door frame, offering protection against water and air.
Polyiso claims the highest R-value in the thinnest profile of any (ci) wall sheathing product, meeting all ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC 2012 standards, outstanding fire performance with its inclusion within a multitude of NFPA 285 compliant wall assemblies - CFCs, HCFCs, and ODP.