New Wall Assembly Uses Traditional Methods to Meet New Codes
There are many paths to creating an energy-efficient all assembly, and a new approach that relies on traditional techniques is gaining ground.
The Extended Plate and Beam Wall offers a way to incorporate continuous insulation on the exterior of the home using standard wood framing. The EPB wall assembly makes allowances for rigid foam on the exterior of the home so that builders and trades can continue to do things the way they've always done them while adopting some of the new measures that will be required in tougher building codes.
At the 2017 Energy & Environmental Building Alliance High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta, Patricia Gunderson, a research engineer with Home Innovation Research Labs, reviewed the extended plate and beam wall and its impact on a large segment of home builders.
Learn more about the extended plate and beam wall.
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