Mind the gap: better exterior wall performance through cladding attachments

29 May. 2024


Many North American jurisdictions are moving beyond ASHRAE performance requirements for exterior wall assemblies, shifting instead to a holistic, building energy performance standard (BEPS) approach. While this evolution offers benefits – such as design flexibility and lower operating costs – it also requires a new approach to building those assemblies.

A line-item-by-line-item approach no longer yields the best results. Instead, component performance needs to be viewed across multiple facets to build high-performance exterior wall assemblies. This presentation discusses the impacts of thermal bridging on compliance with emerging building energy performance standards (BEPS), as well as ASHRAE.

Reviewing common insulation solutions – including interior, split and exterior insulation methods – the session delves into strategies for limiting thermal bridging through various cladding attachments. Finally, a review of real-world case studies helps demonstrate the interconnectivity of components when achieving high performance.

Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2024 (registration deadline Monday, 27 May 2024)
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MDT
Format: Zoom webinar – Zoom webinar – login information will be sent out to all registrants shortly after you receive your order confirmation email1.
Cost: FREE

1 When registering for the webinar, please ensure you proceed to checkout to confirm you are fully registered. If you do not receive an order confirmation email (please check any junk or quarantined folders), please contact Alison Carter, Manager, Events.

About the presenter

Geoff Duck

Geoff is currently the director of business development for the Cascadia Clip product line at Cascadia Windows & Doors. Geoff has been with the company for four years and in the industry for 18, and has worked on projects with Cascadia Products in many states, provinces and jurisdictions across North America.


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