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Discussions with tag 'Air Barriers'

Green Building Myth Busting: Natural Ventilation - Do Your Walls Need to "Breathe?" (Video)

by Rate It Green Team


Welcome to the launch of the Green Building Myth Busters Series with Matt Hoots.  Matt’s and his coconspirators are about to bust some old misperceptions in the green building world w

Free Green Building Webinar: Polyiso - The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier, March 1, 12 pm EST

by GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction

To educate about ‘Building Longevity and Sustainability’ and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy efficient. The course examines how foil-faced polyiso continuous insulation can

Filed under: Insulation

Keywords: Insulation,Polyiso,Building Envelope,Air Barriers,Water barriers,Air and Water Barriers,Thermal control layers

0 replies | 1246 views | Posted on: 02/08/2021 | Last updated: 02/10/2021

Free Green Building Webinar: Polyiso - The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier, Wednesday, April 7, 12 - 1pm EDT

by GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction

To educate about ‘Building Longevity and Sustainability’ and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy efficient. The course examines how foil-faced polyiso continuous insulation can

Filed under: Insulation

Keywords: Insulation,Polyiso,Air Barriers,Water barriers

1 replies | 1143 views | Posted on: 04/02/2021 | Last updated: 07/09/2021

Wall Control Layers, and How Zip System Products Work with Wall Panels and Roof panels to Keep Buildings Dry (VIDEO)

by Rate It Green Team

What is the "perfect wall"?

10 Years ago, Dr. Joseph Lstiburek, building science expert, published an article detailing the "Perfect Wall."  The wall is an assembly tha

Filed under: Other - Wood

Keywords: Walls,Air and Water Resistive Barriers,Air Barriers,Vapor Barriers,Water barriers,Huber,The Perfect Wall,Zip System

0 replies | 8335 views | Posted on: 11/01/2020 | Last updated: 01/20/2023

Free Webinar Options for Advanced Walls Thursday, June 10, 2 pm Central

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

What comes to mind when we say Advanced Walls? Is it 3D printed assemblies? Is this just another term for advanced framing?

In this session, Dan Wildenhaus – Technical Advisor and Industry Li

Keywords: Walls,Wall assemblies,EEBA,Air Barriers,Energy and Environmental Building Alliance,Thermal Bridging

0 replies | 1211 views | Posted on: 05/27/2021 | Last updated: 05/27/2021

An Introduction to Dorken: Air and Moisture Barriers for Residential and Commercial Building Products

by samanthaklein // Intern

 

Sometimes, it's just so helpful to have a knowledgeable introduction from an experienced represenative, as you can learn information you're just not going to get in a brochu

Filed under: Water Treatment and Filtration

Keywords: coatings,Building Systems,Moisture Management,Air Barriers,Moisture Barriers,Foundations,membranes,Control layers,Building Foundations

0 replies | 1292 views | Posted on: 07/15/2022 | Last updated: 01/24/2024

The “Perfect Wall” defined and demonstrated

by Matt Hoots // SawHorse Design + Build

We keep using the term “perfect wall” when describing the various control layers on the #1920sMakoverATL deep enegy retrofit and learning house.  This concept does deserve to be unpac

Filed under: #1920sMakeoverATL

Keywords: Insulation,Walls,Building Envelope,Air Barriers,The Perfect Wall,1920sMakeoverATL,Moisture Barriers,Control layers,Cladding

0 replies | 1694 views | Posted on: 04/23/2023 | Last updated: 04/28/2023

What are Outriggers, and Why Do We Need Them?

by Rate It Green Team

 

As Matt Hoots of Sawhorse, Inc. and Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared, Inc. explain in this video, outriggers are rafters or trusses that extend beyond the roof of the building. Ou

Filed under: #1920sMakeoverATL

Keywords: Thermal Bridges,Insulation,Building Envelope,Air Barriers,Control layers,Outriggers,rafters,trusses,sheathing,continuous insulation

0 replies | 1519 views | Posted on: 08/24/2023 | Last updated: 09/29/2023