Effective Thermal Performance of the Building Enclosure – Exterior Walls
|Date: August 18, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am (PST)
Today, new buildings must meet the BC Step Code, ASHRAE 90.1 or National Energy Code for Buildings’ requirements for thermal performance. This is a tough objective, since documented proof is required. Effective R-values must be met, not just nominal values, which means that high conductivity materials that cause thermal bridges must be considered in the modelling and calculations. Many of today’s conventional wall assemblies fall short of even basic compliance, causing larger, thicker, and more costly assemblies than ever before. Learn what current wall assemblies are getting closest to the target performance levels, what the code-prescribed targets are for your region, and what some innovative companies and designers are doing to solve this issue, both with conventional and proprietary approaches, while saving cost at the same time. Finally, review some key differences, strengths, and limits for difference thermally improved cladding support products.
BOABC CPD Points: 1 (A4 Category)