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The<br />Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International<br />2008 Copyright – Reflective Insulation Manufac...
Benefits of Reflective Insulation, Radiant Barriers and IRCCs<br />Presented on Behalf of RIMA International<br />
Learning Objectives<br /><ul><li>Identify what reflective products are available, how they work and are installed
Review thermal performance in a building envelope
Discuss Energy Code compliance, Energy Star compliance and Federal Energy Tax credits as they apply to reflective products
Understand how radiant barriers affect the HERS index
Examine green building attributes (LEED and NAHB Model Green Guidelines)</li></li></ul><li>About RIMA-I<br />The Reflectiv...
RIMA-I Members<br />Advanced Technology<br />Air-Cell Innovations Pty Ltd<br />Astro Reflective Insulation AS<br />Celplas...
Covertech
KdB Isolation SA
RoyOMartin
Reflectix Inc
TVM Building Products</li></li></ul><li>Overview<br /><ul><li>Definitions & Standards
Types and Applications
Insulation & Building Science
Codes, National Accrediation, GreenQ&A</li></li></ul><li>Types of Products<br /><ul><li>Reflective Insulation
Radiant Barriers
Low-e Spray Coatings</li></li></ul><li>Definitions<br /><ul><li>Reflective Insulation:  one or more low emittance material...
Reference Documents for Reflective Insulation:  </li></ul>ASTM C1224 - Standard Specification<br />ASTM C727 -  Installati...
Examples of Reflective Insulation Applications<br />R-Values apply<br />Commercial Ceiling –Metal Furring & Drywall (not p...
Definitions<br /><ul><li>Radiant Barriers:  one or more low emittance materials (0.10 or less) installed adjacent to large...
Reference Documents for Reflective Insulation:  </li></ul>ASTM C1313 - Standard Specification<br />ASTM C1158 -  Installat...
Examples of Radiant Barrier Applications<br />Draped Method<br />Bottom of Roof Rafter - Method<br />Deck Applied Method<b...
Low-Emittance Products<br />
Definition of an IRCC<br />An Interior Radiation Control Coating is a non-thickness dependent, low emittance coating.  Whe...
Physics of an IRCC<br />An IRCC works by changing<br />the emittance of the surface <br />where it is applied.  Building <...
An IRCC System<br />   A building construction<br />consisting of a low- <br />emittance surface bounded <br />by an open ...
Advantages of an IRCC<br />An IRCC is normally applied using airless spray equipment, resulting in very low labor costs an...
Building Science<br />
Reflective Insulation<br />RI: An enclosed air space with a low- <br />     emittance surface.  <br />●●●Radiation is supp...
Radiation is Suppressed by a Low-emittance Surface<br />Key Words: emittance, reflectance<br />Opaque materials – zero tra...
Emissive Power (Radiation)<br />All surfaces above absolute temperature give off radiation. <br />Expressions for Heat Flu...
Radiation from a Surface Increases as the Temperature of the Surfaces Increases<br />
The Reduction in Emission due to Lowering the Emittance is Dramatic<br />
Net Exchange Between Large Parallel Surfaces<br />
Net Exchange between Large Parallel Surfaces<br />The Net Exchange for this arrangement <br />of surfaces is given by:<br ...
Diagram from ASTM C 1340 – Attic Radiation Terms Radiant Barrier Theory<br />
Results in the Attic<br />Attic Radiant Barrier                            Summer<br />Reduces radiation heat transfer fro...
Results in the Attic<br />Attic Radiant Barrier                            Winter<br />Reduces radiation heat transfer fro...
Attic with RB is Cooler than Attic no RB Houston – Summer 2007<br />
Side View of Wall<br />Exterior   l  ->  l  Interior      Enclosed Air Space<br />   100 F   l  ->  l  70 F          Large...
Reduce Convection by Changing Gap Size<br />Wall Cavity as Before<br />Description	R (1-D) Conventional Units<br />wood-wo...
Reflectives Can Be Combined with other Insulation Types to form Hybrid Systems<br />RIS + Mineral Fiber<br />Wood Frame Ca...
Hybrid System Consisting of Polyurethane and a Reflective System in the Enclosed Air SpaceNominal 2x6 Frame Wall<br />
Summary Statements<br />RIS, RB, and IRCC utilize surfaces with low emittance and high reflectance to reduce heat flow.<br...
Green<br />LEED or NAHB Guidelines<br /><ul><li>Reduce Energy Use – Primary Benefit
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  1. 1. The<br />Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International<br />2008 Copyright – Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International<br />
  2. 2. Benefits of Reflective Insulation, Radiant Barriers and IRCCs<br />Presented on Behalf of RIMA International<br />
  3. 3. Learning Objectives<br /><ul><li>Identify what reflective products are available, how they work and are installed
  4. 4. Review thermal performance in a building envelope
  5. 5. Discuss Energy Code compliance, Energy Star compliance and Federal Energy Tax credits as they apply to reflective products
  6. 6. Understand how radiant barriers affect the HERS index
  7. 7. Examine green building attributes (LEED and NAHB Model Green Guidelines)</li></li></ul><li>About RIMA-I<br />The Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association International represents manufacturers and distributors of reflective insulation, radiant barriers and interior radiation control coating materials.<br />RIMA International’s activities are guided by an active board of industry members who participate on national and local levels of building code organizations and governmental agencies.<br />Visit us at www.rimainternationa.org<br />
  8. 8. RIMA-I Members<br />Advanced Technology<br />Air-Cell Innovations Pty Ltd<br />Astro Reflective Insulation AS<br />Celplast Metallized Products<br />Cleveland Laminating Corp<br />Compac Corporation<br />Dunmore Corporation<br />DuPont Tyvek<br />ESP/Low-E<br />Fi-Foil Company <br />Foil Barrier Insulation<br />Heartland Insulation Supply<br />Ideal Tape Company Inc<br />Innovative Energy, California<br />Innovative Insulation Inc.<br />Insulation Solutions, Inc.<br />Isolant S.A.<br />LIT Works Co.<br />Louisiana Pacific <br />Midwest Low-E <br />MWI Components<br />Polyair <br />Polyon Barkai Ind.<br />Prodex<br />PT Insfoil Pradanasakti<br />Radiant Barrier Specialists<br />Radiant Guard<br />Resisto, a Div. of Soprema<br />STS Coatings<br />San Miguel Woven Product<br />Sigma Technologies Int’l<br />Solec<br />Valeron Strength Films<br />Venture Tape Corp<br />Platinum Members<br /><ul><li>Astro-Foil/Innovative Energy
  9. 9. Covertech
  10. 10. KdB Isolation SA
  11. 11. RoyOMartin
  12. 12. Reflectix Inc
  13. 13. TVM Building Products</li></li></ul><li>Overview<br /><ul><li>Definitions & Standards
  14. 14. Types and Applications
  15. 15. Insulation & Building Science
  16. 16. Codes, National Accrediation, GreenQ&A</li></li></ul><li>Types of Products<br /><ul><li>Reflective Insulation
  17. 17. Radiant Barriers
  18. 18. Low-e Spray Coatings</li></li></ul><li>Definitions<br /><ul><li>Reflective Insulation: one or more low emittance materials (0.10 or less) installed adjacent to air spaces in an enclosed air space. The low emittance surfaces reduce radiation across the air space. The layer(s) reduces radiant heat and convective heat transfer
  19. 19. Reference Documents for Reflective Insulation: </li></ul>ASTM C1224 - Standard Specification<br />ASTM C727 - Installation<br />
  20. 20. Examples of Reflective Insulation Applications<br />R-Values apply<br />Commercial Ceiling –Metal Furring & Drywall (not pictured) Creates Enclosed Cavity<br /> Masonry Walls<br />Floor or Crawl Space<br />Enclosed Cavity<br /> Metal Buildings<br />
  21. 21. Definitions<br /><ul><li>Radiant Barriers: one or more low emittance materials (0.10 or less) installed adjacent to large open air spaces. The primary function of the low emittance surface(s) is to reduce radiation across the air space.
  22. 22. Reference Documents for Reflective Insulation: </li></ul>ASTM C1313 - Standard Specification<br />ASTM C1158 - Installation<br />
  23. 23. Examples of Radiant Barrier Applications<br />Draped Method<br />Bottom of Roof Rafter - Method<br />Deck Applied Method<br />
  24. 24. Low-Emittance Products<br />
  25. 25. Definition of an IRCC<br />An Interior Radiation Control Coating is a non-thickness dependent, low emittance coating. When applied to non-porous <br />building materials <br />such as plywood, <br />OSB, metal siding<br />or plasterboard, <br />according to the <br />manufacturer’s <br />Installation<br /> instruction, <br />it lowers the normal <br />surface emittance of <br />these materials to <br />0.24 or lower.<br />
  26. 26. Physics of an IRCC<br />An IRCC works by changing<br />the emittance of the surface <br />where it is applied. Building <br />products, such as wood, <br />brick, painted surfaces and <br />plasterboard exhibit high <br />emissivities (0.7 - 0.95). <br />When heated above the <br />temperature of adjacent <br />surfaces, they radiate most of their heat energy to cooler surfaces. An IRCC works by lowering their surface emittance to 0.24 or lower, lessening their ability to radiate heat.<br />IRCCS spray-applied to steel sidewalls of large construction storage warehouse.<br />
  27. 27. An IRCC System<br /> A building construction<br />consisting of a low- <br />emittance surface bounded <br />by an open air space. An <br />IRCC is used for the sole <br />purpose of limiting heat <br />transfer by radiation and is <br />not specifically intended to<br />reduce heat transfer by <br />convection or conduction. (ASTM C 1321, section 3.2.3)<br /> Thus, an IRCCS is similar to a Radiant Barrier System (RBS) but is somewhat less efficient due to its higher emissivity and is comprised of a coating on a building surface, not a foil or film product.<br />IRCCS Spray-applied to underside of steel roof decking and trusses in an ice hockey arena. <br />
  28. 28. Advantages of an IRCC<br />An IRCC is normally applied using airless spray equipment, resulting in very low labor costs and greatly reduced installation times. Also, a water based IRCC can be safely installed in existing structures where the costs of installing foil or film products may be prohibitive or impractical. An IRCC may also be used in many manufactured products (such as infrared heat reflectors of automotive parts) where it is impractical to adhere foil or film radiant barriers.<br />
  29. 29. Building Science<br />
  30. 30. Reflective Insulation<br />RI: An enclosed air space with a low- <br /> emittance surface. <br />●●●Radiation is suppressed<br />MI: An enclosed air space filled with <br /> solid fibers.<br />●●●Convection is suppressed<br />
  31. 31. Radiation is Suppressed by a Low-emittance Surface<br />Key Words: emittance, reflectance<br />Opaque materials – zero transmission<br />Reflectance: fraction n incident radiation that<br />is not absorbed.<br />Emittance: (actual rad.)/(blackbody rad.)<br />A blackbody absorbs all incident radiation.<br /> approximated by carbon black<br />
  32. 32. Emissive Power (Radiation)<br />All surfaces above absolute temperature give off radiation. <br />Expressions for Heat Flux (Btu/ft2∙hr)<br />0.1713x10-8∙( T + 460 )4 for blackbody<br />E∙( 0.1713x10-8∙( T + 460 )4 ) for real surface<br />F12∙E∙( 0.1713x10-8∙(( T1 + 460 )4- (( T2 + 460 )4<br /> for net exchange<br />
  33. 33. Radiation from a Surface Increases as the Temperature of the Surfaces Increases<br />
  34. 34. The Reduction in Emission due to Lowering the Emittance is Dramatic<br />
  35. 35. Net Exchange Between Large Parallel Surfaces<br />
  36. 36. Net Exchange between Large Parallel Surfaces<br />The Net Exchange for this arrangement <br />of surfaces is given by:<br />F12 = 1/( 1/e1 + 1/e2 – 1)<br />e1 e2 F12<br />1.00 1.00 1.00<br /> 0.87 0.87 0.77<br /> 0.87 0.22 0.21 ↓ 73%<br /> 0.87 0.03 0.03 ↓ 96%<br />
  37. 37. Diagram from ASTM C 1340 – Attic Radiation Terms Radiant Barrier Theory<br />
  38. 38. Results in the Attic<br />Attic Radiant Barrier Summer<br />Reduces radiation heat transfer from the roof deck to the floor of the attic.<br />Reduces the surface temperature of the attic floor or the insulation on the attic floor.<br />Reduces the temperature difference from top of insulation to bottom of insulation.<br />Reduces the heat flow into the conditioned space.<br />
  39. 39. Results in the Attic<br />Attic Radiant Barrier Winter<br />Reduces radiation heat transfer from the surface of the attic floor insulation to the roof deck.<br />Increases the surface temperature of the attic floor insulation.<br />Reduces the temperature difference from bottom of the insulation to top of the insulation.<br />Reduces the heat flow out of the conditioned space.<br />Solar gain will be reduced.<br />
  40. 40. Attic with RB is Cooler than Attic no RB Houston – Summer 2007<br />
  41. 41. Side View of Wall<br />Exterior l -> l Interior Enclosed Air Space<br /> 100 F l -> l 70 F Large Parallel Surfaces<br /> l -> l 3.5 Inches Across<br /> l -> l <br />Heat Flux<br />Total Cond Conv Rad E warm E cold<br /> 35.84 1.54 8.66 25.64 0.87 0.87<br /> 11.17 1.54 8.63 1.00 0.87 0.03<br /> 10.68 1.54 8.63 0.54 0.03 0.03<br />
  42. 42. Reduce Convection by Changing Gap Size<br />Wall Cavity as Before<br />Description R (1-D) Conventional Units<br />wood-wood 0.84<br />wood-foil 2.69<br />foil-foil 2.81<br />wood-foil-wood 6.73<br />Wood-foil-foil-wood 12.41<br />
  43. 43. Reflectives Can Be Combined with other Insulation Types to form Hybrid Systems<br />RIS + Mineral Fiber<br />Wood Frame Cavity [wall, floor, or ceiling]<br />(Nominal 2x6)<br />Mineral Wool Batt + RIS<br />Cathedral Ceiling: R 13 @ 3.5 + R 5 to10.<br /> (Heat flow down at 45)<br />Cellular Plastic + RIS<br />Wall: 6*T + RIS<br />
  44. 44. Hybrid System Consisting of Polyurethane and a Reflective System in the Enclosed Air SpaceNominal 2x6 Frame Wall<br />
  45. 45. Summary Statements<br />RIS, RB, and IRCC utilize surfaces with low emittance and high reflectance to reduce heat flow.<br />Reflective air spaces are well understood with R-values that can be measured and calculated.<br />RB have demonstrated savings that result from reduced radiation transport and cooler attic air spaces.<br />Hybrid systems can be tailored to provide excellent systems with demonstrated thermal characteristic.<br />
  46. 46. Green<br />LEED or NAHB Guidelines<br /><ul><li>Reduce Energy Use – Primary Benefit
  47. 47. Materials and Resources
  48. 48. Regional Materials</li></li></ul><li>Green Building<br />Green Building;is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources – energy, water and materials – while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal – the complete building cycle. <br />Wikipedia<br />The greatest benefits of radiant barriers and reflective insulation used in Green Building are energy efficiency and comfort for a calculable return on investment through Energy Efficient Design and energy modeling.<br />
  49. 49. Green Building Project Certification<br />US Green Building Council’s (USGBC)<br />LEED/Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, includes LEED for New Construction, LEED for Core and Shell, LEED for Schools, etc.<br />ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes and Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR for Commercial Buildings<br />NAHB Model Green Home Guidelines<br />------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />Radiant barriers and reflective insulation not only help projects qualify<br />for Certification, but they also help reduce operating costs through…<br />Energy savings<br />Material and resource usage<br />Increased productivity <br />
  50. 50. Qualifying for LEED Certification<br />Energy and Atmosphere;<br />Optimize Energy Performance…<br />Reflective Insulation can be used as an option to (or) in conjunction with other Insulation<br />to add R-Value.<br />Radiant Barriers help reduce radiant heat transfer and improve the performance of roof <br />and ceiling insulation.<br />Materials and Resources;<br />Building Reuse, Maintain 50% of Interior non-structural elements…<br />Reflective Insulation and Radiant Barriers could be left in place as part of the existing<br />wall, roof, floor or ceiling system.<br />Materials Reuse…<br />Reflective Insulation and Radiant Barriers could be removed during demolition and<br />reused in new construction.<br />Indoor Environmental Quality;<br />Thermal Comfort: Design…<br />Reflective Insulation and Radiant Barriers can be used to improve building envelope’s<br />performance and increase thermal comfort since they reduce radiant heat transfer.<br />
  51. 51. Qualifying for ENERGY STAR and NAHB<br />Reflective insulation and radiant barriers help you<br />qualify for the HERS Index Requirements<br />(Energy Star Qualified Homes)<br />Radiant barriers help you qualify for “Renewable<br />energy/solar heating and cooling – Using passive<br />Cooling” <br />(NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines)<br />
  52. 52. Energy Star Compliance <br /><ul><li>R-values or
  53. 53. Credits in Software Programs Impact Ceiling Heat Flow & HVAC Ducts and Systems located in unconditioned areas</li></li></ul><li>2. Energy Star Compliance<br />In order to be considered an Energy Star Compliant Home there must be a home energy rating which involves an analysis of the home’s construction plans and onsite inspection resulting in a HERS Index score.<br /> HERS Index of 85 in climate zones 1-5<br /> HERS Index of 80 in climate zones 6-8<br />Reference IECC 2006 for Climate Zones<br />
  54. 54. Effect of Radiant Barrier on Code Compliance<br />Example <br />Using Energy Gauge USA Software<br />
  55. 55. Understanding the HERS Rating<br />What is the HERS Index?<br />The HERS Index is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) in which a home built to the specifications of the HERS Reference Home (based on the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code) scores a HERS Index of 100, while a net zero energy home scores a HERS Index of 0. The lower a home’s HERS Index, the more energy efficient it is in comparison to the HERS Reference Home.<br />
  56. 56. Understanding the HERS Rating<br />A home energy rating involves an analysis of a home’s construction plans and onsite inspections. Based on the home’s plans, the Home Energy Rater uses an energy efficiency software package to perform an energy analysis of the home’s design. This analysis yields a projected, pre-construction HERS Index. Upon completion of the plan review, the rater will work with the bulder to identify the energy efficiency improvements needed to ensure the house will meet ENERGY STAR performance guidelines. The rater then conducts onsite inspection, typically including a blower door test (to test the leakiness of the house) and a duct test (to test the leakiness of the ducts).<br />
  57. 57. Effect of Radiant Barrier on HERS Index Score<br />Radiant Barrier adds 3 HERS Points to Energy Star Compliance <br />
  58. 58. Federal Tax Credits<br />Commercial Buildings: Taxpayers can enjoy a deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot for buildings that achieve a 50% reduction in annual energy costs related to heating, cooling, water heating and interior lighting - costs that are defined by the ASHRAE standard.<br />New Homes: A credit of up to $2,000 is available to home builders who build homes projected - and demonstrated - to save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy of a comparable home that meets the standards of the 2004 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Supplement.<br />Existing Homes: Current homeowners are eligible for different tax credits based on a variety of energy-efficiency measures - such as improving insulation - with a $500 cap.<br />
  59. 59. Questions?<br />Reflective Insulation <br />Manufacturers Association International <br />(RIMA International)<br />800/279-4123 <br />www.rimainternational.org<br />
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