Our team has a substantial background in building science, and as such we stay on the cutting edge of changing codes and requirements for high performance buildings, especially those that effect envelopes.
We try to offer courses that we think are important and relevant, and update them frequently. If you're looking for more information or clarification on something specific that you see in our presentations, or if you have a question about the subject matter in general, please don't hesitate to get in touch! We may be able to help.
Advancements in Fiberglass Window and Façade Technology [PDF] - 28143KBNew fiberglass window technology has been invented, which, for the very first time brings passive-house level thermal performance to commercial-scale, cost effective fenestration systems. Learn what characteristics of fiberglass window technology has been further improved, and also which of these have contributed to advancements in thermally improved cladding support technology.
The Effective Thermal Performance of the Building Enclosure - Part 2; Split Insulation [PDF] - 6800KBThis is our updated version of "The Effective Thermal Performance of the Building Enclosure" - which builds on the understanding of thermal bridging, how it effects code requirements, and discusses split insulation and dew point considerations.
- Covers the theory and practice of identifying thermal bridging in insulated assemblies, new building code and ASHRAE 90.1 requirements, and how fiberglass cladding support systems can offer a practical solution for high effective R-values in exterior insulated walls.
- This presentation was created with the new adoption of the NECB 2011 in Alberta. It gives a general overview of the code, and goes more in depth on envelope requirements and what that means in terms of traditional building assemblies and new technologies.