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Building Code Training: 2018 IECC Residential: Air Sealing to 3 ACH50 and other envelope requirements

Tuesday, June 4th 9:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual Event


Course Summary: 

Relevant market research, including the DOE Residential Field Study, Revealed significant noncompliance with 3 ACH50, and multiple other field studies in nearby geographies and uncovered lack of proper insulation installation.  This training covers air sealing, air barriers, blower-door testing, identification of potential leakage sites in CAD details, 3D graphics, and photographs, for single family residential including other issues, such as party walls, in low-rise multifamily.  This training includes test-your-knowledge questions, and guided discussion of pros/cons of various strategies.

Learning Objectives:

1) Understand how to review, install, and inspect details necessary to achieve an envelope leakage rate of 3 ACH50 or less.

2) Differentiate between several air sealing techniques.

3) Identify and resolve common leakage areas like window and door penetrations, attic knee walls, recessed lighting trim kits, townhouse party walls, garage floor separation, behind tubs, showers, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing penetrations.

4) Identify and resolve common problem areas such as cold corners

5) Identify code requirements for air sealing from 2018 IECC Table 402.4.1.1 Air Barrier and Insulation Installation 4. The 2018 IECC: Prioritizing Enforcement for Commercial Buildings.