CPD: The importance of airtightness, reflective technology & ventilation
In an age of more energy efficient buildings, this CPD seminar covers the use of reflective membrane technology within non-ventilated voids to create a low emissivity airspace that reflects radiant heat back into the property and minimises absorption and emittance of energy.
The seminar also demonstrates the importance of creating an airtight building fabric along with the key consideration of correct ventilation provision, with the objective to ‘Build Tight, Ventilate Right’ that feeds an overall airtight strategy through the whole chain of construction.
Protect Membranes, a division of Building Product Design and UK producers of membranes with enhanced reflective technology, offers a presentation to explain how thermal benefits can be achieved to meet current Regulatory U-values and how overall build cost savings can be achieved in terms, of reducing insulation usage without reducing thermal performance or increasing the structures footprint.
This is backed up by worked examples using a combination of a breather membrane and vapour control layer with reflective technology to generate low U-value results. It also includes the area of airtightness, how products are tested along with the Regulations and Standards that need to be adhered to.
The seminar considers how airtightness can help optimise thermal performance, working with low emissivity technology to help reduce carbon emissions from a dwelling.