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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.