TITLE

Detailing Masonry and Frame Walls with Continuous Insulation and Air Barriers

AUTHOR(S)
Chamberlin, John
PUB. DATE
October 2013
SOURCE
Construction Specifier;Oct2013, Vol. 66 Issue 10, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Both conductive heat transfer and air leakage through the building enclosure have been identified as obstacles to truly energy efficient buildings. This article delves into the necessity for proper detailing of both continuous insulation and fluid-applied air barriers, pointing out the difficulties in avoiding pitfalls such as thermal bridging in wall assemblies. It also explores why more insulation is not necessarily a means to increase energy efficiency.
ACCESSION #
91986673

 

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