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Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
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Insulation can help increase overall energy efficiency, minimize the spread of fire, manage risks associated with moisture and mold, and improve occupant comfort. When designing exterior wall assemblies, the type and placement of insulation is critical.
Depending on climate zone and construction type, insulation batts alone may not provide enough thermal resistivity. Continuous insulation is now often required to optimize thermal performance.
Tiffany Coppock, AIA, NCARB, CDT, LEED AP, ASTM, RCI, EDAC, is a commercial building systems specialist with Owens Corning. She provides leadership and technical guidance in building science, testing, and documentation to design professionals and the Owens Corning team. Formerly, Tiffany was a building science manager answering technical questions, reviewing drawings and specifications, and giving educational sessions on topics such as air barriers, waterproofing, vegetative roof assemblies, and insulation. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University, a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado, and is a registered architect specializing in health care and historic preservation.
- Identify the advantages and implications of using continuous insulation (CI) in energy-efficient exterior wall design and construction.
- Discuss key building and energy code requirements related to the use of CI.
- Learn about the raw materials used to manufacture mineral wool CI as well as its manufacturing process.
- Understand the many benefits of mineral wool CI in sustainable, exterior wall assemblies.