Hanley Wood University

 

Insulation

  • Specifying Sustainable Insulation for Thermal and Acoustic Control (Print)

    1 LU HSW

    Archeological research reveals that insulating our homes using natural, renewable materials like fiber, wool, straw and cork, is actually as old as human history. And with good reason. Insulation is perhaps the most cost effective, straightforward path to peak functionality in the design and construction of buildings. And while many petroleum and chemical-based insulation strategies have risen up over the decades, we may be circling back around in a post-petroleum world to prefer insulation made from renewable, recycled and recyclable materials. This course describes the specification and use of these insulation materials. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2014
    Subject(s):
    Insulation
    Sponsor:
    Bonded Logic
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Understanding Stone Wood Insulation in Exterior Wall and Rainscreen Applications

    1 LU AIA

    This course will identify what stone wool insulation is and how it is produced, as well as some of its uses in commercial applications, with emphasis on rainscreen cladding design and in exterior cavity walls. Identify key benefits of stone wool versus other traditional insulating materials currently used in the North American market. Finally, review NFPA 285 requirements relating to cavity insulation and provide updates on new ASHRAE 90.1 2010 continuous cavity insulation requirements. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Insulation
    Sponsor:
    Roxul
  • Understanding Stone Wool Insulation for Interior and Exterior Commercial Building Applications

    1 LU AIA/HSW

    Stone wool is often specified for its superior properties such as energy efficiency, sustainability, fire protection, water resistance, and sound control. Commercial stone wool products can help to protect property, extend building life cycles and enhance occupant comfort, and are designed to make construction faster and easier. Identify key benefits of stone wool in commercial applications. This program is registered with AIA for 1 HSW hour. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Insulation
    Sponsor:
    Roxul
  • Climate Zoned Cladding and Contemporary Solutions with Fiber Cement

    1 LU HSW/SD

    After completing this course you will list common slection criteria for various siding options, describe why fire, wind and impact resistance are important for long term siding performace. You will define what fiber cement is and describe how it can be used for climate zoned cladding systems. You will compare and contrast the FCS cladding climate zones and illustrate how new panel cladding helps designers meet demands for contemporary commercial design and list six benefits of fiber cement siding. Take the course.

    Posted:
    December 2009
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency, Siding, Insulation
    Sponsor:
    James Hardie
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Fiber Glass Insulation in Environmental and Energy Efficient Design

    1 LU HSW/SD

    By the end of this learning unit you will be able to describe how insulation improves energy efficiency and sustainability of a building. You will be able to describe at least four beneficial characteristics of fiber glass insulation. You will be able to describe at least two different certifications and energy codes. Finally, you will be able to describe how insulation affects performance and indoor air quality of a home or building. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2009
    Subject(s):
    Energy Efficiency, Walls, Green Design, Insulation
    Sponsor:
    Knauf Insulation
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Acoustic Performance in Offices, Schools and Healthcare: Improving Indoor Environmental Quality

    1 LU HSW

    After completing this course you will be able to provide an informal definition of three sound performance measures; discuss the physical and sonic performance properties of three acoustic ceiling panel materials; describe design considerations for office spaces, educational facilities and healthcare facilities; you will be able to describe general strategy for selecting acoustic panels. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2009
    Subject(s):
    Acoustics, Walls, Insulation
    Sponsor:
    CertainTeed
    Certification(s):
    AIA