Cladding Attachment Solutions For Exterior Insulated Walls - Report by RDH Building Science
To summarize the thermal performance of the various cladding attachment strategies presented, the range of thermal effectiveness of the exterior insulation is shown below. These percentages can be multiplied by the R-value of the exterior insulation and added to the back-up wall R-value to determine an approximate overall effective R-value for the wall assembly.
Smart Enclosure eBooks provided by 475 High Performance Building Supply
High performance buildings don't need to re-invent the wheel when it comes to building envelopes. These 475 eBooks cover some typical assemblies:
2 x framing
What is a Passive House?
5 Main Principles of a Passive House:
Climate Appropriate Insulation Levels
Airtight Building Envelope
Thermal Bridge Free Design
High Performance Windows with Orientation & Shading as req.
Continuous Ventilation with Heat Recovery
Why Passive House is Taking-Off in Canada
Interview with Malcolm Isaacs, Canada’s most experienced Passive House designer, educator, and Director of the Canadian Passive House Institute, to get the goods on why Passive Houses are catching on so quickly.