Do you know when and where you should specify or install radiant barriers, interior radiation control coatings (IRCCs), or reflective insulation? Do you know how these products and technologies work and how they can benefit your company, your building design and your entire industry? Do you know the meaning of the term emissivity? Do you know how to spot bogus claims?
If your answer to any of these questions is “no”, you should consider viewing the AIA Continuing Education Course to become well versed in this fast-growing industry. You will learn what kind of impact these technologies have on cooling and heating loads in buildings and discover useful applications in many varied industries to reduce radiant heat transfer.
Architects who sign up for the course can receive 1 AIA HSW CE Hour credit for continuing education. However, anyone involved with heat transfer problems in building construction or other industries should familiarize themselves with these important technologies. You can view the .pdf course material online and save as a reference manual for future projects.
Reflective Insulation, Radiant Barriers and Control Coatings
1. Discuss heat transfer, with an emphasis on radiant heat transfer
2. Explain the underlying principles of reflective insulation and radiant barriers
3. Clarify the differences between these two reflective technologies and illustrate applications best suited to each product
4. Describe the effective use of reflective insulation and radiant barriers