California’s new Title 24 energy code all but requires high performance walls with exterior insulation as well as attics and roofs with multiple layers of insulation in what can seem to be in confusing and contradictory locations. This class examines how to design and build high performance wall and roof assemblies that deliver energy efficiency and do not lead to water and moisture failures. In addition this class will show a variety of solutions that relocates HVAC equipment and ducts form attics. The instructor utilizes pictures from real world installations to illustrate the do’s and don’ts to building high performance walls and roof assemblies that are affordable and cost effective.
This interactive class is designed to sort through the myriad of insulation system options in order to match the best insulation system to the type of structure. Energy codes are requiring specific installation protocols for ensuring true insulation performance. This class also will explain installation and air barrier requirements by codes in order to develop appropriate specifications to meet these new codes and create buildings that perform with better real world results.
This course is eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
Steve Easley is an internationally recognized construction consultant specializing in solving building science related problems and educating building industry professionals and their trade partners. His work focuses on increasing quality of construction, sustainability, performance, and reducing costly mistakes that lead to construction defects and call backs.