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.
- Review and understand recent changes to local building and energy codes that impact building enclosure design strategies and whole building energy efficiency
- Understand the building enclosure design requirements for wall assemblies and how the selection of the right materials are critical to reliable long-term performance
- Learn about several emerging design strategies including various cladding attachment systems being used for the construction of highly insulated wall assemblies and how to apply these technologies to projects
- Understand how these new systems are installed in the field with minimal changes to current construction practices