Building Enclosures: Thermal-Control Fundamentals – Part 2 of 3

Sponsored by Dörken Systems Inc.

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Comprehend the importance of building enclosure thermal control for high-performance buildings.
  2. Explain the building science fundamentals of thermal control for enclosures.
  3. Express the difference in various insulation material options.
  4. Apply building science fundamentals to thermal control for detailing high-performance building enclosures.


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Control of building enclosure energy loss is critical for avoiding condensation and to achieve high levels of energy efficiency. However, buildings haven’t gotten much better in this regard over the years. In this presentation, the fundamentals of thermal control are presented and applied to modern buildings. Effective methods of addressing thermal bridging, with a focus on continuous exterior insulation, will be discussed through illustrations of common wall assembly details.

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