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(R6.1) Don’t Be Left Exposed – Part 1: Meeting the Energy Code with the Safe Use of Foam Insulation

June 14, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am EDT

NYSERDA Energy Code Training provided by Performance Systems Development

R6.1 – Don’t Be Left Exposed – Part 1 – Meeting the Energy Code with the Safe Use of Foam Insulation

Free registration for New York Code Officials.*
Use discount code: NYCEO
*For use by New York Code Officials only.
All Others: $15.00

Architects: 1.5 AIA LU | HSW
Home Performance Contractors: 1.5 BPI CEUs
Code Enforcement Officials: 1.5 NYS DOS In-Service Hours

To receive credit, participants must log into the GoToWebinar application within the first 15 minutes of the training and stay until the end of the webinar. VIDEO VIEWING IS REQUIRED!

Rigid foam board and spray foam insulation are common material choices to help achieve energy code compliance, but when installed improperly can create fire hazards. Foam products general must be covered from the interior with thermal or ignition barriers, but sometimes may be left exposed via “specific approvals.” The challenge for homebuilders, design professionals, insulation contractors, and code officials is knowing which requirements apply to which applications. This course will cover RCNYSrequirements for common applications of foam insulation in residential construction, including crawl space walls, basement walls, roofs, attic hatches, knee walls, rim joists, and exterior sheathing. These requirements will be presented in the context of meeting ECCCNYS requirements for these building components.

1- Understand the thermal envelope insulation requirements of the energy code
2- Differentiate between several categories of common foam insulation materials
3- Describe common applications of foam insulation materials and under what conditions these products need to be covered
4- Locate and use documentation for “specific applications” for when foam may be left exposed


June 14, 2023
8:30 am - 10:00 am EDT
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