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Better Energy Efficiency from the Ground Up

March 11th, 2021 // Building Science Deconstructed

Basements can account for 20% of a home’s total heat loss. While there are countless steps you can take to make homes more energy efficient, starting from the ground up is the best approach.

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A Guide to Protecting Foundations and Reputations

March 29th, 2021 // Below Grade

Understanding the Science of Building Below Grade   Building above grade is tough enough, but below grade? It is the most difficult space to get right. Not only does a basement hold the building up; it must keep groundwater, soil gas, and water vapor out, and keep the heat in during the winter and out […]

High Performance Buildings: DELTA®-TRELA

December 18th, 2020 // Building Science Deconstructed

Keep your metal roof or metal cladding protected with DELTA®-TRELA. Dörken’s Technical Service Manager Krzysztof Apriasz shows how this vapor permeable underlayment provides superior drainage and ventilation.

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Moisture-Control Fundamentals

The threat of the damaging effects of moisture in building enclosures can be compounded if all the materials in the wall assembly are not compatible. This course equips today’s building professional with the knowledge to choose the right materials to control enclosure moisture.

Thermal-Control Fundamentals

Thermal control is critical in achieving optimal energy-efficiency and avoiding condensation in the building enclosure. This course focuses on the modern building science principles needed to build for today’s environment and occupant demands.

Air-Control Fundamentals

Controlling air infiltration and exfiltration is paramount in achieving energy-efficient buildings. This course examines what is required to achieve air tightness in buildings and outlines how to detail air barrier systems.

Exterior Air-Barrier Systems

Environmental elements like extreme temperatures, UV rays and wind-driven rain must always be considered when selecting exterior building materials. This presentation will help you understand changing codes and standards, why air tightness is important for commercial buildings, and how to detail exterior air barrier systems.

Exterior Continuous Insulation

R-values are becoming a thing of the past when it comes to modern, high performance commercial buildings. For most buildings, continuous exterior insulation will be the new normal. This presentation will help you understand thermal control fundamentals, changing codes and standards, and how to detail enclosures with continuous exterior insulation.