The Nu-Wool Technical Services and Dealer Training Departments provide multiple services for, or on behalf of, our dealers. These services include:
- Building diagnostics using infrared cameras, blower doors, duct blasters and other diagnostic equipment
- Energy Guarantee calculations
- HVAC load sizing
- AIA, builder, building official and other training and continuing education presentations
- Telephone and on site technical support
- Dealer installation training and certification
Continuing Education Opportunities
Nu-Wool offers continuing education programs for Architects, General Contractors, Builders, Building Officials, Home Owners, Realtors and Utility Companies.
Contact Nu-Wool today at 800-748-0128, to set up a continuing education program in your area, or at your company.
Nu-Wool has developed Educational Outreach Programs based on our technical and instructional experience. Following our educational criteria, Nu-Wool’s team of area managers and technical staff can meet with you, your company or organization to provide in-depth understanding of cellulose insulation and the unmatched benefits of Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation.
AIA Continuing Education
Architects must earn 18 Continuing Education learning unit hours in each calendar year – 12 of which must be Health, Safety Welfare units (HSW) – in order to remain an AIA member in good standing. Nu-Wool’s AIA Continuing Education Programs (1 HSW learning unit each) address the key issues that builders are facing today, and provides architects with valuable industry insight into current insulation performance ratings and research findings, such as acoustical properties and fire test results for all types of insulation.
Nu-Wool frequently presents its AIA Continuing Education Programs to architectural firms throughout its market area. Contact the Nu-Wool Technical Services Department for more information.
- ASTM E-84
- Consumer Protection Safety Commission 16 CFR parts 1209 and 1404
- Additionally all thermal insulation must follow the Federal Trade Commission rule 16 CRF part 460
ASTM is responsible for writing the test standards. ASTM C-739 provides most of the test procedures while ASTM E-84 and E-970 provide the standard to determine flame spread and smoke developed as well as critical radiant flux, respectively.
Yes, in fact there are over 50 fire wall assemblies using Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation listed on the UL website.
The 2012 International Residential Code defines 3 classes of vapor retarders:
- Class I0.1 perm or less (i.e. sheet polyethelen, unperforated aluminum foil)
- Class II1.0 perm or less and greater than 0.1 perm (i.e. kraft-faced fiberglass batts)
- Class III10 perm or less and greater than 1.0 perm (i.e. latex or enamel paint)
Buildings in zones 1-3 do not require any class of vapor retarder on the interior surface of insulated assemblies. Zones 4-8 require nothing more than a Class III vapor retarder on the interior surface of many types of insulated assemblies, dependent upon the specific zone and wall construction components (ordinary latex paint qualifies as a class lll vapor retarder). Consult the building codes that affect your area.
No. Building codes, as well as most flue and chimney manufactures, require a minimum air space between flues and any combustible material.
Connect with a Technical Services Representative
For more information about building diagnostics, HVAC sizing, continuing education programs, technical support or dealer training and certification, call or email Technical Services today!