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Reaching Zero: Insulation Solutions from Owens Corning

Reaching Zero: Insulation Solutions from Owens Corning

The hallmark of Passive House design is its low energy loss, which makes it a critical factor in ensuring the success of Net Zero projects. The effective use of insulation is the key to helping reduce heat loss and minimizing the demands on active heating and cooling systems. These buildings don’t have to be the same cookie-cutter design. To achieve unique designs, different insulations may be combined to meet performance goals. Tiffany Coppock, Commercial Building Systems Specialist at Owens Corning, will join our upcoming Component Spotlight covering the following topics:

  • Owens Corning’s continuous commitment to environmental responsibility aspiring to be a net positive company as well as multiple insulation products- fiberglass, mineral wool, cellular glass, extruded polystyrene, and spray polyurethane foam insulation

  • Specific applications such as continuous insulation, cavity insulation, slab applications, fire stopping, and thermal bridging solutions.

  • Specific design options used in some Passive House projects will also be addressed- precast concrete, PMRA and vegetative roofs, rainscreen walls to name a few used in some Passive House products.

Tiffany Coppock (AIA, NCARB, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, ASTM, RCI, EDAC) is the Commercial Building Systems Specialist at Owens Corning where she provides leadership in building science, system development, testing, and documentation. As new systems transition into use, and for existing systems and products, she provides technical guidance integrating the entire building envelope for design professionals as well as Owens Corning teams. While at ease in the air-conditioned comfort of the office, she owns several pairs of muddy boots and is no stranger to hands-on application and detailing of multiple building products.

WARNING: Things will get geeky.

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