Foam Free High Performance Building Enclosures presents a clear and practical guide to achieving the highest levels of resilient and sustainable building enclosures while eliminating foam. The growing performance demands of air control, vapor control, thermal control, health and sustainability are examined. Foam insulation, dominant in today’s high-performance marketplace, is increasingly recognized as hindering many of these building performance goals. Practitioners are therefore wanting and finding new solutions that virtually eliminate foam and provide greater performance. This presentation is a careful look at how to do it.
CEU: 1 AIA HSW
Learning Objectives: Upon completion participants will be able to:
- define what qualities differentiate high-performance enclosures from typical construction and how those qualities are evolving.
- describe practitioner concerns of foam insulation hindering efforts to meet the evolving high-performance qualities.
- describe how a foam free enclosure can more robustly achieve the qualities of high-performance.
- describe practical methodologies practitioners can implement, to successfully produce a high-performance enclosure that is foam free.
Who Should Attend:
- Facade/Enclosure Consultants
- Building Science Consultants
- Air sealing contractors
- Insulation contractors
- Air sealing wooden joists to brick/masonry party walls
- Double Stud Wall: Optimized For Cost, Efficiency & Performance
- Dust is not airtight, so don’t tape to it
- Foam-Free Wall Assembly Guidelines by Climate Zone
- Foam Fails
- Foam Fails – Reason #1: Dangerous Toxic Ingredients
- Foam Fails – Reason #2: Unacceptable Fire Hazard
- How to airseal a (rowhouse) roof
- How to keep floor beams where they should be – inside the airtight layer
- Installing Window Sill Pans: Waterproof, Airtight and Vapor Open
- INTELLO Plus: airtight in the lab for ASTM 2178 and onsite
- Intentional “holes” in your air barrier (and sealing them)
- Joe Lstiburek: air seal both sides of the insulation
- Pre making a window corner with TESCON Profil
- Pro Clima Tapes: Made to Last
- Pro Clima’s membrane, tapes and adhesive performed best in the Test.de
- Sealing screws, nails under roof (&wall) battens – TESCON NAIDECK to the rescue
- SOLITEX MENTO 1000 performs well in ASTM tests and exceeds AC38 requirements
- The Pro Clima Solitex Mento Difference
- The service cavity – making airtight construction easy!
- The System
- Vapor open exterior – without sheathing – maximizes outward drying potential
- Vented rainscreen: what a high performance building wants
- When Buildings Move – Airtightness Should Last