After reading this article, you should be able to:
- Explain why energy codes will require such enclosure features as continuous insulation and air barriers.
- Discuss several key areas of detailing and specification for successful wall performance and their relationship to energy savings.
- List the environmental and energy-conserving benefits of commonly used cladding systems, and discuss their potential drawbacks.
- Describe how professional groups such as the Building Enclosure Councils are impacting the enclosure industry and common building performance issues.