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Webinar – Practical Solutions for Selecting and Installing Exterior Insulation

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Practical Solutions for Selecting and Installing Exterior Insulation
Explore the how-to’s behind adding exterior insulation to wall assemblies


1-hour training overviewing practical solutions for selecting and installing exterior insulation.

Join Earth Advantage for an insightful webinar that delves into the transformative practices of adding exterior insulation to wall assemblies. With Alex Boetzel offering his expertise, this session is tailored to enhance your understanding and application of cutting-edge building science for superior energy efficiency and durability.

Webinar Focus:

  • The Science of Exterior Insulation: Venture on a detailed review of how exterior insulation contributes to creating wall assemblies that are not only more durable but also significantly more energy-efficient.
  • Exploring Insulation Types: Gain insights into various common types of exterior insulation, understanding their unique characteristics and how they can be best utilized in your projects.
  • Practical Solutions and Opportunities: Address the challenges of applying exterior insulation across different wall types, uncovering opportunities and practical strategies for effective implementation.
  • Integrating Control Layers: Learn to locate and incorporate essential control layers—bulk water, air, and vapor—into the thermal control layer of exterior insulation, ensuring comprehensive protection and performance.
  • Design and Assembly Selection: Equip yourself with the knowledge to select appropriate design features and assemblies that align with your project objectives, enhancing functionality.

Who Should Attend?
This webinar is designed for builders, tradespeople, and building professionals eager to deepen their expertise in high-performance wall assemblies. It offers strategies to meet new building codes while maximizing home comfort and operational efficiency.

On The Level Series

This course is a part of the ‘On The Level’  2022 series and has been designed to provide field-tested recommendations from building professionals and tangible design principles and construction practices that can be integrated into your building process. NW Builders are continually looking to improve the air tightness and ventilation of their homes. At the same time, the OR & WA building codes were updated in 2021, leaving many wondering what the best opportunities are to make the jump in performance. This session also covers the new OR & WA code pathways so you can consider the benefits of these approaches and make well-informed decisions.

To see all of the ‘On The Level’ trainings in this series and more, visit our On-Demand Training page.

Note: The ‘On The Level’ online training series is one of the many components of the Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) online training and accreditation program designed for the NW region. Join our SHP training and gain over 15+ hours of cutting edge design and building best practices that are critical to success in today’s housing market. Learn more and register today!  

Learning Objectives

  • Review the science behind how adding exterior insulation makes for a more durable, energy efficient wall assembly
  • Review various common types of exterior insulation and their individual characteristics
  • Understand the challenges, opportunities, and practical solutions for applying exterior insulation onto various wall types
  • Understand how and where to locate and integrate the other three control layers of bulk water, air and vapor into the thermal control layer of exterior insulation
  • Select appropriate design features and assemblies according to project objectives

When & Where

Thursday, March 7, 2024 
8:00AM – 9:00AM
Optional Extended Q&A from 9:00AM – 9:30AM

Live Webinar
Intended for audiences across the NW

CEs & Cost

Continuing Education
ICC: 0.1 CE

Course Fee
No cost


March 7
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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