Commercial Building Science - Moisture Management
|Offered by||CertainTeed Corporation|
Valley Forge, PA 19482
|Category||Indoor environmental quality|
There is probably no single factor that plays such a decisive role in the health of a building over i ts life cycle as how liquidwater and water vapor are managed by the materials and structures that make up the building. This course examines moisture manage ment in the context of a sustainable building, and includes material that informs LEED professionals abouts pecific LEED system re quirements pertaining to moisture management.
- Describe how moisture management plays a role in each of three basic LEED categories for defining a sustainable building.
- Explain how designing a building with an integrated design approach is a good compliment to the problem of moisturemanagement.
- Describe how climate and microclimate influence moisture management and building designs.
- Explain what hygrothermal analysis focuses on and how its results have a practical impact on moisture management.
- Describe some of the considerations that inform a moisture management strategy in a sustainable building.
- Describe some of the considerations that emerge from taking a building life-cycle perspective of moisture management.
- Briefly describe four key mechanisms of moisture flow in buildings.
- Describe some of the properties of building materials that play an important role in how the exterior building envelope handles moisture.
- Describe the roles of water resistive barriers and vapor retarders in overall moisture management strategies.
- Describe some specific considerations that inform moisture management in four important roofing systems.
- Describe some key activities of LEED professionals on LEED building projects.
- Briefly describe moisture management requirements for these three LEED systems
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