CPD Offering – CWC Design Tools – Effective R Calculator – February 2022

Presentation Topic: CWC Design Tools – Effective R Calculator

Date: February 15, 2022

Time: 10:00 – 11:30am (PST)

Registration Fee: No Charge

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CPD Eligibility: 1.5 points – Category A4


Presentation Overview:

The Effective R-value calculator provides climate zone-appropriate insulated wall assembly solutions that are easily comparable with national and provincial energy efficiency prescriptive provisions. Some designers use this tool to provide building officials with verification of effective thermal insulation values for walls and therefore a demonstration of code compliance. This webinar will teach you, as a building official, about the capabilities of this free tool, and what to look for when you receive the report as part of the permit application. By the end of the webinar, you will understand how the tool calculates the thermal insulation values and the durability analysis so you can confidently reference and accept the output.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn how to re-create wall assemblies using the Effective R calculator and how to interpret the durability rating based on the simulated durability analysis.
2. Know that the calculator provides guidance on the durability of walls (depending on the climatic conditions).
3. Understand why it is important to use wood sheathing on a wall assembly.