The Building Envelope Solution

The building envelope consists of all exterior components of a building –roof, walls, below-grade waterproofing, windows, skylights, and so on. When looking at these components, it is important that each is taken into consideration to prevent moisture or air from migrating into the building. The envelope is a complicated and integral part of any high-performance building; however, it is often the most neglected portion. This presentation aims to educate the participants on the importance of the building envelope and how the individual components within the system must be designed and constructed to ensure a long-lasting, energy-efficient building.


Learning Objectives:
  1. The evolution of roofing systems and how past assumptions don't meet today’s needs.
  2. Understand how air can carry moisture into the roofing system and reduce energy efficiency.
  3. Understand the various material options for air and vapor barriers.
  4. The importance of a complete air and vapor barrier "system".
Education Content: Beginner
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 1 AIA LU/HSW | Course Number: BE101-CSTe
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) | 1 IIBEC CEH
U.S. Green Building Council (GBCI) | 1 GBCI CE Hour | Course Number: 0920021704