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Envelope Fundamentals

Envelope Fundamentals focuses on how the building envelope affects the comfort, health and safety of the people who use the building.


  • House as a System
  • Healthy Indoor Environment
  • Building Envelope

Module 1: House As A System

  • Heat Flow
  • Air Flow
  • Moisture Flow

Module 2: Indoor Air Quality

  • Sources
  • Symptoms
  • Solutions

Module 3: Healthy Housing

  • Materials
  • Combustion Spillage
  • Radon

Module 4: Ventilation Requirements

  • Why Ventilate?
  • Ventilation Standards
  • Systems

Module 5: Fundamentals of Air Sealing

  • Purpose of Air Sealing
  • Types of Barriers
  • Approaches
  • Air Sealing Materials

Module 6: Strategies for Air Sealing

  • Air Sealing Issues
  • Foundations
  • Walls & Floors
  • Ceilings & Roofs

Module 7: Fundamentals of Insulation

  • Properties of Insulation
  • R-value
  • Insulation Materials

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Course Length:
12 to 18 hours
Career Stage:
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