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Your roof system is an integral and sometimes misunderstood part of a building envelope’s thermal efficiency; with the push for energy efficiency in our existing building stock, roof systems and the entire building envelope are directly in the sights of codes and regulations. When "High-R" roofs are coupled with rooftop photovoltaic systems, a new set of code requirements and guidelines comes into play. This session will break down in non-code language the code requirements for insulation, air barriers and rooftop PV systems and he’ll make sense of it all by providing design examples to show what these new requirements mean for the design of a roof system and the installation of its construction details. This session will also present two new documents: CEIR PV Racking and Attachment Criteria for Effective Membrane Roof System Integration and CEIR/PIMA Roof and Wall Thermal Design Guide to the 2012 I-Codes.
1. Define the latest I-Code requirements for insulating and air sealing roof and wall systems
2. Properly design a roof and wall system insulation layer, including the required elements for air sealing construction details
3. Define the new CEIR/PIMA Roof and Wall Thermal Design Guide to the 2012 I-Codes
4. Identify the latest I-Code requirements for rooftop PV systems
5. Discuss the new CEIR PV racking and attachment criteria for installation of rooftop PV systems, and learn how to turn the ideas into appropriate construction details
Speaker: Jim Kirby, Vice President of Sustainability, The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 Hours DBPR, CILB (General), Course #0609870; RCI Inc.
Target Audience: Commercial Contractor, Architect/Designer/Consultant, Residential Contractor, Metal Contractor, Superintendent-Foreman, Manufacturer - Supplier, Sales & Estimating, Owner/CEO/General Manager, Building Owner/Facility Manager
James R. Kirby, AIA, is Vice President of Sustainability for the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, Washington, DC. His responsibilities include serving as liaison for the Center's PV taskforce, representing the roofing industry at sustainability-focused events, and presenting sustainability-based technical information to roofing and other construction trades within the US and internationally. Kirby holds a bachelor's degree in architectural studies and a master's degree in architecture (structures option) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He recently received his Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Design and Construction from Boston Architectural College, and he also is an accredited Green Roofing Professional. Before joining The Center in 2012, he worked for National Roofing Contractors Association, most recently as Associate Executive Director of Technical Communications. Prior to his 16 years at NRCA, he worked for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., Northbrook, Ill., an architectural and engineering consulting firm. He is a licensed architect in Illinois and a professional member of several industry organizations, including ASTM International, American Institute of Architects, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, International Code Council and U.S. Green Building Council—Chicago Chapter. Kirby is a frequent presenter and contributing author to the roofing, energy-efficiency and solar industries. He has given numerous presentations, educational seminars and webinars to industry-related associations and construction-affiliated groups. Kirby also is an annual guest lecturer at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.