ROXUL Inc. launches Energy Design Center, an online portal for architects, designers and building specifiers
MILTON, ON (November 10th, 2015) – Insulation manufacturer ROXUL Inc. has introduced its Energy Design Center (EDC) on its website, ROXUL.com. The EDC will serve as a one-stop hub for building industry professionals to access a wealth of resources, high-quality tools, training, and tailored advisory services to unlock the energy savings potential of their buildings. Relevant to the North American market, the Energy Design Center is supported by a panel of international building science and energy efficiency experts from top tier industry and educational institutions.
In addition to providing direct and customized support to commercial building professionals, the Energy Design Center will provide comprehensive access to the latest third-party building science research, presentations, multi-media, case studies, product and service solutions, specification and application guides, technical and data sheets, industry news, events and more.
“The ROXUL EDC was created in direct consultation with architects, designers and specifiers to meet their real-world needs in an environment of ever increasing energy targets, tighter building codes and legislation,” says Rockford Boyer, B. Arch. Sc., BSSO, North American Manager, Energy Design Center, ROXUL Inc. “It is specifically aimed at helping them achieve the highest energy efficiency requirements without sacrificing other design and performance priorities, all while taking into account sustainability, durability and resiliency. The ROXUL EDC is rooted in science and innovation.”
Visit ROXUL’s Energy Design Center at: www.roxul.com/edc
ROXUL EDC services and resources are offered at no cost and focus on five core competencies:
Building Science Expertise: Building enclosure analysis, detailing and material specifications
WUFI Modeling: 1-d transient hygrothermal analysis, heat, air and moisture analysis, roofing heat transfer models (climate-driven R-value)
Thermal Bridging: THERM models (2D) / HEAT 3 Models (3D), overall U-value analysis, insulation detailing analysis
R-value Calculations: Code and standards compliance, overall effective R-value calculations, dew point analysis
Full Building Modeling: DesignBuilder and IES-VE energy modeling, included HVAC and electricity (default) and building envelope sensitivity analysis.
Plans are in place for the EDC to support a fully integrated education center, offering American Institute of Architects (AIA) accredited training courses that qualify for continuing education credits.
In the meantime, visitors to the ROXUL EDC can find advanced learnings on commercial building construction and building science topics such as climate-driven R-value, continuous insulation, hybrid roofing systems, the implications of temperature-dependent thermal conductivity for exterior walls and insulated sheathing, draining balance testing and wall comparison, deflection testing of exterior wall attachments, hygrothermal simulations and analysis of solar-driven inward water vapor, the implications of temperature-dependent thermal conductivity for commercial roofing systems, the impact and benefits of membrane colour and roofing strategy on the performance of conventional roofing assemblies, and much more.
About ROXUL® Inc.
ROXUL® Inc., located in Milton, Ontario and Grand Forks, British Columbia, is a subsidiary of Rockwool® International, the world’s largest producer of stone wool insulation. Rockwool International, a publicly-held company trading on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, operates 26 factories, employs over 8,800 people in 30 countries, and maintains a global network of sales companies, trade offices, and dedicated commercial partners. Providing long-term thermal performance, ROXUL’s stone wool insulation is fire resistant, water repellent and resistant to mold, mildew and bacterial growth. ROXUL® products and manufacturing processes are environmentally conscious. CFC- and HCFC-free, ROXUL® insulation products contain a high recycled content. They are among the few building products able to recover the energy used in their manufacturing process. Installing ROXUL® insulation can reduce energy consumption and dependence on fossil fuels, thereby decreasing harmful CO2 emissions. For more information, visit www.roxul.com or visit ROXUL® on social media via Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.