High-Performance Rainscreen Design with Insulated Metal Panels

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Kingspan Insulated Panels
Presented by Brent Trenga, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize how to properly design critical building envelope control layers to protect against the air, water, vapor and thermal loads to optimize energy efficiency.
  2. Describe traditional mutli-component backup wall assemblies and explain the challenges to achieve energy efficiency, installation and long term performance.
  3. Explain how design with insulated panel wall systems achieve higher energy performance, faster build speed and long term resilience.
  4. Discuss how insulated metal panel wall systems provide extensive design flexibility while integrating with virtually any non combustible rainscreen material.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
This test is no longer available for credit

The purpose of this session will focus on what an engineered façade systems should provide. Project teams are seeking a complete single source system from the studs to exterior finish. We will discuss types of testing and approvals Façade systems offer to meet national and international building codes. FM, UL, CAN UL, NFPA and others. Further discussion will be on performance warranties for leakage, system integrity, material performance from 1-20 years similar to a roofing warranty.

From the designer’s role, where you place the insulation and how do you attach the cladding can be the most critical decision when working with a building façade. We will explore both questions from a building science perspective to give clarity and certainty this is done properly.

Rainscreen Design

Photo courtesy of Kingspan Insulated Panels


Brent Trenga, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, has truly run the construction industry gamut serving in various roles including Architect, Developer and even project owner, allowing him to fully understand the sustainability ecosystem. As Sustainability Director for Kingspan North America, Brent is committed to reducing the environmental impact of business operations, products and services through continuous improvement and environmental transparency.

Since 2015 Brent has led Kingspan North America’s material health and transparency program while driving a culture of Healthier Building, Healthier Planet, Healthier People across Kingspan’s global footprint.

Brent also leads Kingspan’s Planet Passionate program looking after the America’s, supports strategic planning for the business development group and provides insight on current and future sustainability initiatives keeping Kingspan at the forefront of our industry.


Kingspan Insulated Panels

Kingspan is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of insulated metal panels and architectural panel systems. Kingspan Insulated Panels revolutionize the future of the built environment with high-performance building envelope solutions pioneering better technologies and methods of building for a low carbon world.

We are passionate about working together in the industry and through our NEW IKON innovation center and Planet Passionate 2030 Vision, we are confident that together, we can move to a clean energy future, manage the earth’s resources more sustainably and protect our natural environment. Learn more about our insulated metal panel offerings at www.kingspan.com.


Originally published in August 2021