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Insulation Choices - Unit 3 – High-Performance Wall Assemblies

GBCI: 0910000505

In 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.
Eligible for 3 CE HOURS.
  • 3 CE

LEED version: v4, v2009

Published on: May 28, 2014

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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.

Objectives

  1. Describe key environmental and performance factors for insulation materials.
  2. Recount bottom-line insulation material recommendations and their respective environmental, performance, and cost issues.
  3. Interpret recommended thermal design values for residential new construction.
  4. 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.

Course Modules

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