This is an intermediate level overview of free resources and one innovative technology, continuously insulated concrete masonry units, (CICMU’s) that can facilitate the design of Zero Energy Ready buildings. Topics include a brief survey of free resources to facilitate design of zero energy ready buildings; importance of insulation location in mass walls; steady state vs effective R-values; why some ICMU’s may have high steady state R-values but are not very energy efficient, and cost considerations that make CICMU’s a wise investment.
Program fee: Free
AIA LU: 1.0 LU HSW
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