Condo Owner Information Sessions Vancouver, Victoria, CourtenayMore+
The use of exterior insulation installed outboard of wall sheathing is becoming increasingly common across North America to meet new energy code requirements. This bulletin clarifies and provides guidance regarding different cladding attachment systems through
exterior insulation for commercial wall applications.
Sloped roofs over ventilated attics are one of the most common, roof configuration in North America. This bulletin outlines the causes of the common moisture problems in vented wood-frame roofs, as well as potential solutions.More+
Ventilation in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs) is typically provided by a pressurized corridor system; however, considerable evidence suggests that the ventilation design does not perform as intended, resulting in poor indoor air quality and occupant
Most jurisdictions establish minimum requirements for energy performance through reference to ASHRAE Standard 90.1 or similar. In this bulletin, we examine the requirements of ASHRAE 90.1, how it impacts the building enclosure, as well as tips for
effectively using this standard.
As energy codes become more stringent and better enforced it is important to properly calculate effective roof assembly U-values (R-values). This bulletin presents the theory and calculation methods used to develop tables
of effective R-values for tapered
In an attempt to reduce the extent and severity of water penetration problems the use of self–adhesive bituminous membranes as a protected flashing material has become prevalent. But this focus on keeping water out of the wall once in service, can come at a cost.More+