Thermally Efficient Building Envelopes: Visualizing the Pathway to Low Energy Buildings

Course number
GBCI: 0920003660

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Thermally efficient building envelopes have long been recognized as a necessity for low energy buildings in heating dominated climates. This article looks at how architects and designers can improve overall energy performance by looking at thermal efficient building envelopes and interface details and resources available.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the resources that are available to practitioners to help design better building envelopes.

2. Understand how interface details affect overall energy performance.

3. Understand how the BETB Guide can help architects and designers.

4. Identify problematic interface details in building design.

5. Understand the roles that different factors play in overall building envelope performance.

Assessment
All articles offered by SABMag are GBCI approved. To qualify for continuing education learning hours, practitioners must first read the technical article below, and then proceed to complete the short quiz at the end. You must receive 80% on the quiz to record the activity as part of your continuing education. An email will be sent to you and will act as your certificate of completion once you have successfully completed the requirements.