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Applications of Silicon Aerogel Insulation for Control of Thermal Bridging

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
Cost: FREE

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Sponsor:

Dow Corning

Dow Corning (dowcorning.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is collaborating with industry professionals around the world to develop solutions to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, reduce the eco-footprint of construction materials, and improve the health and safety of building occupants. Dow Corning brings together expertise from across the company to help customers find solutions to a wide range of high-performance building challenges. Dow Corning high-performance building solutions include proven materials for structural and protective glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, window and door fabrication, building materials protection, and innovations for high-efficiency insulation.


The webinar introduces the physical and thermal performance characteristics of aerogel-based insulation, defines thermal bridging in comparison to clear area determination of thermal performance, explains how aerogel materials can influence heat loss reduction in key facade thermal bridging applications, and discusses how the heat loss reduction characteristics of aerogel-based insulation technology in targeted applications can influence reduction of overall energy consumption in commercial buildings in a preselected climate zone. Participants are eligible for one AIA LU credit.

Learning Objectives:

Learn the nature of silica-based aerogel insulation

Understand the physical and thermal performance characteristics of aerogel-based insulation and its advantages in comparison with current/existing insulation technology

Understand the concept of thermal bridging in comparison to clear area determination of thermal performance (conductance)

Understand how the physical and performance attributes of aerogel-based insulation technology can influence heat loss reduction in key facade thermal bridging applications.

Learn how the heat loss reduction characteristics of aerogel-based insulation technology in targeted applications can influence reduction of overall energy consumption in commercial buildings in a preselected climate zone.

Presenter:

Lisa Honaman, Application Engineer/Technical Service Specialist
Dow Corning

Lisa Honaman is an application engineer/technical service specialist for Dow Corning Building and Construction Solutions. Honaman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Central Michigan University. She joined Dow Corning as a maintenance engineer in 2000 and subsequently served as a sales engineer from 2005 to 2014. Honaman is an active member of a number of industry organizations, including the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) – a council of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), and the Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRInstitute).


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