Back to Basics: Insulating Your Building

Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Hunter Panels, MBCI and Owens Corning
Presented by Edward Nakhle
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. Explain why we need continuous insulation in building envelopes.
  2. Identify different types and installation methods to achieve continuous insulation.
  3. Describe what it means to continuously insulate a building.
  4. Discuss what to do at penetrations through continuous insulation and how to create thermal breaks.


1 GBCI CE Hour
Photo of wall insulation.

As codes become more stringent and envelopes more complex, it is vital to understand the need and methods of how to achieve a continuously insulated building. Insulation plays a key role within the building envelope and is paramount to creating and maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. There are a multitude of insulation types and installation methods that are integral aspect in designing a sustainable building.

Edward Nakhle Edward Nakhle has a degree in civil engineering from the University of Windsor, he then went on to receive a degree and masters in architecture from Lawrence Technological University. Edward is a licensed engineer in the province of Ontario and is currently in the process of becoming a licensed architect. In his professional career, he worked as a Structural Engineer and Forensic Engineer when he lived in the city of Toronto. He now works for Albert Kahn Associates Architectural Department and is an avid enthusiast for a sustainable lifestyle in both his personal life and for the built environment.

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