This course offers a discussion on the changes in the 2015 IECC as they relate to the Building Enclosure and on how performance components of insulation, water management, air leakage, and HVAC relate to a whole as the building enclosure.
It will discuss how meeting the new code can be challenging, and help the learner come to understand the opportunities available in meeting these challenges.
- Identify the new provisions of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the Energy-Efficiency requirements of the 2012 and 2015 International Residential Code (IRC).
- Compare and contrast the Prescriptive and Performance compliance paths of the IECC and IRC.
- Explain why vapor retarders are of critical concern when using continuous exterior insulation.
- Describe the interaction between air sealing and insulation performance in buildings.