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“Stuff it or Wrap it” Understanding Advanced Wall Systems Design with Continuous Insulation (CI)

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“Stuff it or Wrap it” Understanding Advanced Wall Systems Design with Continuous Insulation (CI)

April 28, 2022 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Live webinar sponsored by the Air Barrier Association of America


This session explores evolving trends in building enclosure technology, and subsequent changes in energy efficient building design; with especial focus on the role of continuous exterior insulation (CI). The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are by now well understood, and these savings are increasingly being required by stringent local building and energy codes. Current building science research and field monitoring data will be presented, to demonstrate how the effective R value of various insulating materials perform and change in differing regional climates, temperature ranges, and seasonal conditions. Strategies for designing and constructing highly insulated and cost effective wall assemblies while still minimizing thermal bridging are also discussed.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Consider how recent changes in building and energy codes can and should influence your design strategy for producing whole building energy efficiency.
  2. Understand how proper material selection and good design for wall assemblies is critical for ensuring reliable long term energy efficient performance.
  3. Learn how newer cladding attachment systems are being utilized in the construction of highly insulated wall assemblies and how to apply these technologies to your projects.
  4. Gain a better understanding of how these systems are being installed in the field and the minimal changes to current construction practices.

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Todd Kimmel, CPHD (Certified Passive House Designer), CDT

Todd Kimmel, CPHD (Certified Passive House Designer), CDT, is the NYC Architectural Manager for ROCKWOOL Insulation and Chairperson for newly formed Rainscreen Association in North America (RAiNA). Todd has over 20 years of technical experience working on building enclosures and façade systems. This includes the construction management and oversight of large-scale commercial building enclosures, working as the product and technical manager at Trespa North America, and serving as a technical consultant for Dorken Systems. Todd was part of the working group to develop the AAMA 509 testing standard for drained and back ventilated rainscreen. He is a Construction Documents Technician (CDT), a Certified Passive House Designer (Passive House Institute) and currently sits on the board for NYPH (New York Passive House). He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from New York University with a focus on sustainability in the built environment.


April 28, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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