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Masonry Meets New Energy Codes

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Masonry is poised for another major evolutionary step#to meet changing energy codes. As society moves towards sustainable building,energy codes are becoming ever more demanding. Rising to the challenge of stricter regulations, manufacturers are working to developnew, more insulated masonry systems with better thermal performance. This article will discuss the changing green building picture,focusing on new requirements in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Compliance options for masonry will be identified, with particular emphasis on foam wall panel systems.

Objectives

Discuss the exterior wall requirements and compliance options of the 2012 IECC.
Describe continuous insulation as a means of reducing energy costs.
Identify which masonry wall systems offer continuous insulation to meet the objectives of new legislation.
Compare the benefits of and limitations of new and old masonry wall systems in terms of meeting today#s codes and energy initiatives.

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