Energy Efficiency in new home construction is increasing; and the State will be revising and updating the State Energy Code which takes effect in November 2014.
The ever increasing efficiency of the energy code demands that we, the building industry, ratchet up our game. Cold Corners and Thermal Bridging are energy stealing culprits, hurting your energy efficiency. Below, we review how to fix Cold Corners and one way to tackle Thermal Bridging (as it relates to interior walls). We will be reviewing Thermal Bridging in the future as it relates exclusively to the exterior walls of the house; for Part 1 we have limited the discussion to Thermal Bridging from Exterior walls to Interior walls. If ever you have a question or concern, do not hesitate to contact me, Joe Gordon, your Green Building Council Chair at Joe@GreenJoeGreen.com. If I don’t have an immediate answer for you, I will bring your question or concern to the Green Building Council for discussion.
For a link to this complete discussion about insulated corners, counter thermal bridging, and ladder blocking click here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ovuyvj6tm207zjw/Insulated%20Corners%20%26%20Ladder%20Blocking.pdf
Don’t miss Part 2 next week’s Sticks and Bricks!! Ed Minch of Energy Services Group will discuss how to insulate a Header in compliance with the 2012 IECC.
Thank You from your Green Building Council,