Insulation Choices - Unit 3 – High-Performance Wall Assemblies
GBCI: 0090010533In this third of BuildingGreen's four-part series on insulation, Peter Yost hosts architect and building scientist Steve Baczek in video presentations examining insulation details.
- 3 CE
LEED version: v4, v2009
Published on: May 28, 2014
The pros review specific designs in sectional 3-D, examine the individual layers, then explain how the choices specified in each layer relate to each other. The design details in this unit include 2x6 walls with continuous exterior insulation; double walls with cavity-fill insulation; and insulated curtain walls.
Also as part of this course, from BuildingGreen's 2013 "Guide to Insulation Products and Practices," you'll read about key environmental and performance factors for insulation materials; bottom-line insulation material recommendations; and recommended thermal design values for residential new construction.
Information on the additional units in this course can be found here.
- Describe key environmental and performance factors for insulation materials.
- Recount bottom-line insulation material recommendations and their respective environmental, performance, and cost issues.
- Interpret recommended thermal design values for residential new construction.
- Choose appropriate insulation materials—and describe their respective salutary effects—for a 2x6 wall with continuous exterior insulation; a double wall with cavity-fill insulation; and an insulated curtain wall.