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EPS 103 (1) LU HSW SD Print E-mail

Expanded Polystyrene – The Green Insulation Alternative

EPS 103 (1) LU HSW SD

Provider Info: K 031


  • Define and understand how Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is manufactured
  • Learn about the environmental features and benefits of EPS insulation including recyclability, LEED, thermal performance, energy efficiency, global warming reduction and mold resistance
  • Understanding ASTM C578, Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation
  • Understanding key physical properties of EPS:  R-value,  Compressive Strength, and Moisture Absorption
  • Understand the different applications of EPS – Roofing, Wall, Below Grade, Below Slab, Geofoam, Lightweight Void Fill and SIPs

 
EPS 104 (1) LU HSW SD Print E-mail

EPS - High Performance Building Insulation (Below Grade)

EPS 104 (1) LU HSW SD

This course will explore how EPS foundation / slab insulation can be designed into the ‘building envelope’, and help meet latest national and local codes for energy efficiency

Provider Info: K 031


  • Understand what is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) insulation and how it is made
  • Identify when EPS is specified in relation to energy and building codes through real-life projects
  • Compare EPS insulation’s long-term performance with other insulations through research studies
  • Design EPS into engineered below-grade applications to provide long-term stable thermal efficiency
  • Learn how EPS Geofoam can be used as commercial or residential structural fill through real-life projects

 
EPS 105 (1) LU HSW SD Print E-mail

Expanded Polystyrene - The Economical Choice for Roofing Insulation
New and Retrofit Construction Applications

EPS 105 (1) LU HSW SD

Provider Info: K 031

  • Define and understand how Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is manufactured
  • Understand the environmental features and benefits of EPS insulation including recyclability, LEED, thermal performance, and energy efficiency.
  • Understanding key physical properties of the different EPS products used in Roofing applications.
  • Understand the features and benefits of the different EPS products: standard, faced, and composites and which roofing applications they are used in.
  • Understand the economic advantages when using EPS in different roofing applications than other insulations. Case Study examples sited. Understand what key components to consider when preparing  a specification for EPS vs another insulation product in a roofing application: R-Value, Compressive Strength, Codes, Product Performance, Labor Costs, LEED and Sustainability, Product Availability and Warranty.
 


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