Please provide a response to each of the following questions using APA guidelines for formatting and citations.
Each response must be at least one paragraph in length consisting of three to five sentences.
What parts of a home make up the building envelope?
What is the building envelopeu2019s purpose?
What are the main building envelope issues that are addressed during weatherization?
Describe the importance of insulation as part of the building envelope.
Where is the best place to install it?
Identify and describe the four types of insulation errors that are most common in homes.
Name ways to weatherize a roof.
Name three different types of windows and how they function.
Identify and describe factors that contribute to window performance.
Specify ways to weatherize windows.
Distinguish between thermal bypass, thermal bridging, and a thermal break.
List steps that are commonly taken to weatherize manufactured homes.
The Building Envelope
One of the most important aspects of a buildingu2019s system is its envelope.u00a0 A buildingu2019s envelope is responsible for keeping the elements out of the house.u00a0 In addition, an effective building envelope keeps the conditioned air inside and the ambient air outside.
This module discusses the elements of a building envelope.u00a0 In addition, it presents steps to weatherize the building envelope and make it more energy efficient.u00a0 Lastly, the module presents the primary causes and areas involved in structural air leakage and the common methods used to seal the envelope of the building.
Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:
name the components that comprise a building envelope.
evaluate the building envelope to determine insulation installation errors.
apply steps to take to correctly weatherize the building envelope.
explain why weatherizing manufactured homes is different than weatherizing other buildings.
Moduleu00a04 Reading Assignment