Educational Presentations & Webinars
Fiberglass Window Technology
Today, most existing – even modern – buildings have surprisingly low thermal performance from their building envelope. This increases the ever-growing, and unnecessary strain on the environment and our society’s energy infrastructure.
Building codes and energy standards are incrementally becoming more stringent, but cannot out-pace the available building technology when demanding greater performance. Essentially, for a building code improvement, there first has to be new tech, then you can change a code; it doesn’t work in the opposite order.
Now – within the past year – new fiberglass window technology has been invented, which for the very first time brings passive-house level thermal performance to a commercial-scale, cost effective fenestration system. Learn about the latest developments with fiberglass and Passive House window technology, including fiberglass window wall and expanded non-combustible construction applications.
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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.