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PASSIVE HOUSE TUESDAY – PHWPA
November 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DATE: Tuesday, November 12th
TIME: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
WHERE: Green Building Alliance ( GBA )
Hosted by: Passive House Western PA
Join Robert Blount of Rockwool. The ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation. We offer a full range of high-performing and sustainable insulation products for the construction industry. The unique combination of outstanding fire, acoustic and thermal insulation properties, as well as highly-recognized sustainability credentials, has led to our products being installed in commercial, residential and industrial buildings of all types.
This session explores evolving trends in building enclosure technology, and subsequent changes in energy efficient building design; with especial focus on the role of continuous exterior insulation (CI). The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are by now well understood, and these savings are increasingly being required by stringent local building and energy codes. Current building science research and field monitoring data will be presented, to demonstrate how the effective R value of various insulating materials perform and change in differing regional climates, temperature ranges, and seasonal conditions. Strategies for designing and constructing highly insulated and cost effective wall assemblies while still minimizing thermal bridging are also discussed.
Consider how recent changes in building and energy codes can and should influence your design strategy for producing whole building energy efficiency.
Understand how proper material selection and good design for wall assemblies is critical for ensuring reliable long term energy efficient performance.
Learn how newer cladding attachment systems are being utilized in the construction of highly insulated wall assemblies and how to apply these technologies to your projects.
Gain a better understanding of how these systems are being installed in the field and the minimal changes to current construction practices.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 1 AIA LU | HSW, PHIUS – approved course
(this event is in-person only, there will be no webinar or streaming available)