The usable space within a building is a fundamental metric in understanding the valuation of real estate. Properties with greater internal floor area command a higher rental return and could give rise to a greater ROI when investing in premium insulation, which allows for thinner wall constructions and additional internal square footage.

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish between several rigid insulation board technologies and their thermal performance.
  • Discuss how specifying high performing insulation can allow for a thinner total wall construction and increased internal square footage.
  • Learn how various wall constructions impact ROI in different real estate markets.
  • Examine the fire performance characteristics of different rigid insulation board technologies.

Prerequisite: None.