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Athens Branch: Lunch & Learn - Building Envelope Technologies for Energy-efficient Designs

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Starts On - October 24, 2016 - 11:30am
Ends On - October 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
234 W Hancock Ave
Athens , GA 30601

Save the date for Monday, Oct. 24 for USGBC Georgia Athens Branch's Lunch & Learn, focused on building envelope technologies for energy-efficient designs.

We'll review energy conservation codes and standards with emphasis on the sections affecting building envelope performance. A specific focus will be placed on air barrier technologies and components including a review of traditional methods/shortcomings and how air leakage affects thermal performance in typical wood-framed construction.

Our study will primarily focus on wall applications examining two approaches to improve energy efficiency and also introduce and compare three alternative product solutions to improve the building envelope.

Designers and specifiers of wood-framed structures are encouraged to attend this Lunch & Learn. A minimal amount of construction knowledge is recommended.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a better understanding of how changing energy conservation codes and standards are driving improvements to building envelope construction.
  • Recognize the benefits of air barrier systems, current pitfalls of traditional methods and understand the differences in flashing/sealing tape adhesives.
  • Understand the two primary approaches to energy efficiency in wall construction.
  • Recognize the importance of a properly designed and installed air barrier system for long term performance.
  • Learn about the three alternative energy-efficient wall sheathing solutions for modern wood-framed construction.

All HEW presenters are trained in AIA/CES guidelines. You can earn 1-SD/HSW Learning Unit by attending this seminar.

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