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Thermal Control in Building Envelopes (BSP716)

Course Description:

This course provides an extensive review of the thermal properties of building materials, how thermal control effects spaces, and how improved thermal design can help you achieve points in the Energy and Atmosphere and Indoor Environmental Quality Category of LEED rating systems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the three modes of heat transfer
  • Understand the thermal properties of building materials
  • Describe how to calculate the thermal performance of insulated wall assemblies
  • Describe how to insulate different types of wall assemblies
  • Describe ways to increase the thermal performance and moisture durability of roofing assemblies
  • Understand the thermal performance attributes of fenestration products – windows, curtain walls, and doors
  • Understand how thermal control in building envelopes can help earn points in the LEED rating systems
Credits: AIA 1.5 AIA (HSW HSW) GBCI 1.5 GBCI

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