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RAiNA Hosted Member Webinar: Understanding Advancing Wall System Design around Continuous Insulation (Stuff It or Wrap It)

July 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, July 19, 2023 1-2PM EDT

This session explores evolving trends in building enclosure technology and subsequent changes in energy-efficient building design, with a special focus on the role of continuous exterior insulation (CI) within rainscreen assemblies. The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are by now well understood, and these savings are increasingly being required by stringent local building and energy codes. Current building science research and field monitoring data will be presented to demonstrate how the effective R-value of various insulating materials perform and change in differing regional climates, temperature ranges, and seasonal conditions. Strategies for designing and constructing highly insulated and cost-effective wall assemblies while still minimizing thermal bridging are also discussed.


1. Consider how recent changes in building and energy codes can and should influence your design strategy for producing whole building energy efficiency.

2. Understand how proper material selection and good design for wall assemblies are critical for ensuring reliable long term energy-efficient performance

3. Learn how newer cladding attachment systems are being utilized in the construction of highly insulated wall assemblies and how to apply these technologies to your projects.

4. Gain a better understanding of how these systems are being installed in the field and the minimal changes to current construction practices.

Presenter: Todd Kimmel ROCKWOOL, US Senior Manager – Sustainable Solutions