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Stuffed Cavities: An Unbiased View on Insulation

Arguably, selecting insulation is one of the most important decisions when designing a building assembly because of the many benefits these products provide in terms of service life, building durability, and energy efficiency. This presentation explores the characteristics, advantages, and cautions of the primary insulation for residential building assemblies (walls, roofs, and foundations), and then considers the installation methodologies that will optimize the building’s energy efficiency. Come hear an unbiased view on insulation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the use, properties and benefits of various insulation types.
  • Learn what insulation to specify for your project and how to properly specify it.
  • Understand what can happen if insulation is not properly installed.
  • Explain the role that continuous insulation can play in meeting design and code requirements for cavity wall applications

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