Testing R22+Wood-Frame Walls for Hygrothermal Performance in the Vancouver Climate: Field Wall PerformanceView Saved (0)
This project tested wall assemblies most commonly used in B.C. to see how they meet the B.C. energy requirements and whether they can remain durable in a coastal climate. Six types of wood-frame walls with different thermal insulation strategies, all meeting the R22 effective (RSI 3.85) requirement were included. Hygrothermal performance measurements gathered over a 19 month period provided valuable data for designing durable and energy efficient wall assemblies
Impact:The goal of this project is to provide recommendations on durable and energy efficient wood-frame wall assemblies that can be readily used by builders.
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