Understanding Advanced Wall Systems Design with Continuous Insulation (CI) -

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Presented by: ROCKWOOL Insulations

AIA credits and certificates for this webinar will be issued by the presenting vendor.

Explore evolving trends in building enclosure technology and subsequent changes in energy-efficient building design with a special focus on the role of continuous exterior insulation (CI). The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are well understood, and these savings are increasingly required by local building and energy codes. We'll discuss current building science research and field monitoring data to demonstrate how the effective R value of various insulating materials perform and change in differing regional climates, temperature ranges, and seasonal conditions. Walk away with strategies for designing and constructing highly insulated and cost-effective wall assemblies while minimizing thermal bridging.


Learning Objectives:

  • Consider how recent changes in building and energy codes can and should influence your design strategy for producing whole building energy efficiency.
  • Understand how proper material selection and good design for wall assemblies is critical for ensuring reliable long term energy efficient performance.
  • Learn how newer cladding attachment systems are being utilized in the construction of highly insulated wall assemblies and how to apply these technologies to your projects.
  • Gain a better understanding of how these systems are being installed in the field and the minimal changes to current construction practices.

About the Speaker

Todd Kimmel, CPHD

Northeast US Manager/Specifications, ROCKWOOL Insulations


Todd Kimmel, CPHD (Certified Passive House Designer), CDT, is the NYC Architectural Manager for ROCKWOOL Insulation. Todd has over 20 years of technical experience working on building enclosures and façade systems, with a primary focus on Rainscreen wall assemblies. This includes the construction management and oversight of large-scale commercial building enclosures while at BT Mancini Company, working as the product and technical manager at Trespa North America, and serving as a technical consultant for Dorken Systems, a global leader in the supply and manufacture of high-performance membranes for air and moisture management in buildings. Todd was heavily involved in the AAMA working group to develop the AAMA 509 testing standard for drained and back ventilated rainscreen. He is a Construction Documents Technician (CDT), a Certified Passive House Designer (Passive House Institute), and currently sits on the board for NYPH (New York Passive House). He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, focusing on sustainability in the built environment.


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