December 28, 2021
BetterBuiltNW Releases Continuous Exterior Insulation Factsheet
BetterBuiltNW recently released the Continuous Exterior Insulation Factsheet, which supplements BetterBuiltNW’s previously released Advanced Walls Factsheet. The Continuous Exterior Insulation Factsheet informs and provides resources to developers, architects, home builders, key trades, Raters/Verifiers, and inspectors about continuous insulation for exterior walls. Developers, architects, home builders, key trades, Raters/Verifiers, and inspectors will benefit most from this document and can find corresponding sections for each audience.
As energy codes advance across the Northwest, requirements to install building envelopes with less heat loss and gain, build greater resiliency, and reduce thermal bridging is leading builders and tradespeople to evaluate new wall designs and insulation strategies. The BetterBuiltNW team has identified several wall strategies that can assist builders in both meeting new codes and in building homes that will produce comfort at the lowest home operating cost.