Air Sealing Best Practices and Code Compliance for Multi-Family Area Separation Walls

Air sealing in buildings reduces energy consumption and in multifamily settings it can also reduce the migration of noise and odors.  But these same separation walls in multifamily buildings are also important fire rated assemblies which separate the units.  In this December 2016 webinar sponsored by US DOE’s Building America research program, the presenters cover the basics of UL fire rated assemblies, explore how energy and fire code requirements can cause conflicts, and describe best practices for air sealing.

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