Dow Corning to Host Thermal Performance Webinar

Glass Magazine
February 20, 2014
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION : MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Dow Corning will host a free one-hour webinar on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. EST, featuring Stanley Yee, a facade design and construction specialist at Dow Corning. During the webinar, Yee will explain how using specific energy-efficient solutions can improve thermal performance and empower architects with greater design freedom, Dow Corning reports.

The “Improving Building Enclosure Thermal Performance and Design Freedom with Innovative High Performance Insulation” webinar is offered as part of The Construction Specifiers Institute’s WebReach program. Attendees can earn one American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System learning unit or health, safety and welfare credit and one professional development hour credit.

“New high-performance insulation technologies enable additional freedom in architectural design,” said Yee, in a Dow Corning release. “Knowledge of these new systems can help designers and specifiers meet stringent energy codes without sacrificing design aesthetics.”

The presentation will provide an introduction to key properties of aerogel blanket insulation and vacuum insulation panels, including common construction applications and results of recent thermal modeling and hot-box testing. It also will include discussion of thermal transmittance, design considerations necessary to achieve lower U-values in curtainwall constructions and use of aerogel blankets to reduce thermal bridging.

Learn more about the event.