Double-Stud Wall Continuous Insulation
Hello GBA community,
We live in south-eastern Ontario, Canada in a rural township that does not see a lot of green buildings. We have designed and built a double stud wall assembly and we’ve come up against a series of questions from the building official at the time of the framing inspection
. The building code compliance package for energy efficiency that our project is designed to comply with specifies the following in the above ground walls – R22 plus R10 continuous insulation. By ours, our designers and our insulation contractor’s calculations, our wall exceeds this. But at the framing inspection, the building official has said, and I quote, ” the R22 must be inbound of the CI, it is debateable that the fibrous insulation constitutes a CI.”
Is there anyone out there in the GBA community that knows Ontario Building Code, who can help us respond to this comment? We can’t find anything in the OBC or related SB12 that specifies an inbound requirement of the CI.
Thank you all in advance!
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