Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January news roundup

 Time again for our monthly news roundup. Got a story you want to share with SEAW? Send it our way.

Residential Cross-Laminated Timber coming to Madison Valley.

The Living Building Challenge has certified their 20th project.

And just for fun, check out this 1987 Seattle City Light video featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot. Via the SCL twitter feed.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Thermal Bridging Resources

The January 2015 issue of Equilibrium includes an article by committee members on thermal bridging concerns raised by the Washington State Energy code. Further reading and resources on thermal bridging are available below. (Note all links open in a new tab.)

2012 Washington State Energy Code, Commercial Provisions,

BC Hydro has produced an extensive document for researchers and designers with extensive studies on many common wall, floor and roof details to calculate the actual resistance of an assembly to heat transfer.

As noted on the page, designers may find Part 1 and Appendices A and B the most valuable.

Articles from CSI on continuous insulation:
Advancements in Model Energy Code
Masonry And Frame Walls with Continuous Insulation