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Provider Number: J724
Course Number : 000001
Course Title : Spray Foam Insulation-Contributions to High Performance Building
Learning Units/Hours: 1
On-Going course Yes
Submission Date: 11/06/2008
Learning Objective 1 Understand the basic characteristics and proper installation of spray foam insulation in residential buildings.
Learning Objective 2 Understand the different insulation performance characteristics of open-cell and closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF)
Learning Objective 3 Understand additional functions and benefits beyond insulation R-value.
Learning Objective 4 Identify the range of applications for spray foam insulation.
Learning Objective 5 Understand how SPF fits within an overall systems approach to energy efficiency.
Core Area Building Performance
Performance Knowledge Systems Selection
Material Selection
High Performance Strategies
Professional Skills Research Assessment & Use
Strategic Visioning
Project Controls
Strategic Alliances & Planning
Course Level Intermediate
Project Scale Building
Building Science & Performance
Design Excellence
Sustainable Design
Technology in Practice
Custom Residential
Design Build
Small Projects
HSW Physical effects among users.
Qualifies for HSW credit.
Sustainable Design Credit Qualifies for SD credit.
Sustainable Design
I. Sustainable Design and Innovation Sustainable design is an inherent aspect of design excellence. Projects should express sustainable design concepts and intentions, and take advantage of innovative programming opportunities.
Topics Building Form
Sustainable Design
VIII. Materials and Construction Sustainable design includes the informed selection of materials and products to reduce product-cycle environmental impacts, improve performance, and optimize occupant health and comfort.
Topics Cavity Walls for Insulating Airspace
Material Selection and Embodied Energy
Radiant Heating and Cooling
Rightsizing Equipment
Indoor Environmental Quality
Sustainable Design
IX. Long Life/Loose Fit Sustainable design seeks to enhance and increase ecological, social, and economic values over time.
Synchronous / Asynchronous Synchronous
Competency Component Yes
Component Type 5 Test or quiz