Advancing All-Wood Design and Carbon Storage in the Built Environment

Wood-insulated panels (WIPs) combine CLT with rigid exterior wood fiber insulation (WFI) to create a consistent, uniform panel with continuous exterior insulation. These panels can be used to fabricate shell systems, delivering a structural/thermal/moisture enclosure solution for use in new construction and retrofits, and the wood cut-outs from these panels go into the WFI "hopper" in a cradle-to-cradle cycle. This session will present the results from OPAL Build's pilot project, a 1000sf schoolhouse in Belfast, Maine. Attendees will gain real-world insight into the build process and thermal/moisture performance of CLT + WFI wall and roof solutions based on the 100+ sensors we installed in the roofs and walls. We will share lessons learned, details, and hard data.

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Monday, February 28, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Marina 1

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Attendance for each full conference day offers 4.5 credit hours for both RESNET and MA CSL licensure.

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BPI: 1 Hour
GBCI: 1 Hour (BD+C, ID+C, WELL)
NARI: 1 Hour
PHIUS: 1 Hour

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the thermal and moisture performance of the CLT + wood fiber structural / thermal / moisture envelope
  • Plan for how to work with CLT on a variety of project types
  • Explore the Life Cycle Analysis and benefits of CLT and Wood Fiber insulation
  • Describe the efficiency of construction and improved schedule with this technology

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