High-Performance Green Buildings: New Materials and Methods
Discover how the selection of building materials and methods directly impacts building sustainability and performance. Key considerations include occupant health, which is affected by IAQ, and building energy efficiency.
This webcast examines roofing and enclosure materials that affect these areas, with attention given to air barriers, "cool roof" designs, and insulation. The implications of these enclosure choices on building life-cycle analysis (LCA), LEED ratings, and other key measures of building sustainability, are examined. One system/material example is covered in detail, discussing the use of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam.