This session explores evolving trends in building enclosure technology and subsequent changes in energy-efficient building design, with a special focus on the role of continuous exterior insulation (CI). The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are clear, and these savings are increasingly being required by stringent local building and energy codes. Participants will review current building science research and field monitoring data, and learn how various insulating materials perform and change in differing regional climates, temperature ranges, and seasonal conditions.
- 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 are 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.