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Beyond R-Value – AIA Continuing Education Course

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

About this Course: 

Wood fiber insulation is now being produced in America. Learn how wood fiber insulation can help provide high performance above grade insulation products to create wind-tight, vapor-open assemblies offering stable, long-term R-values, improved temperature stability, and robust sound protection. A review of current insulation available today and an introduction to wood fiber insulation as a readily available alterative solution. A deep dive into current code compliant assemblies with the introduction of wood fiber insulation and how it fits into the wall assembly to provide a vapor open alternative. Finishing the session by discussing the current state of building materials carbon emissions impact and how Life Cycle Analysis help reveal impact areas that need to be addressed. Carbon sequestration can help dramatically reduce carbon emissions and wood fiber insulation offers can help. 

Prerequisite Knowledge: 

Working knowledge of wood frame building envelopes. General understanding of thermal and sound insulation. 

HSW Justification: 

Course will provide introduction to the benefits of using wood fiber insulation for R-Value and sound performance to help meet code compliance requirements. Wood fiber insulation discussion will help participants understand the benefits which include readily available sustainable alternatives to current insulation products; non-toxic material and open flow-through assemblies promote indoor air quality; acoustic benefits; jobsite friendly for installers and helping to promote a new forest economy. 

Led by Addie Atkins and Scott Johnston

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June 20
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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