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Title: Advanced Extended Plate and Beam Wall System in a Cold-Climate House

This report presents the design and evaluation of an innovative wall system. This highly insulated (high-R) light-frame wall system for use above grade in residential buildings is referred to as Extended Plate & Beam (EP&B). The EP&B design is the first of its kind to be featured in a new construction test house (NCTH) for the DOE Building America program. The EP&B wall design integrates standard building methods and common building products to construct a high-R wall that minimizes transition risks and costs to builders.
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  1. Partnership for Home Innovation, Upper Marlboro, MD (United States)
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Technical Report
Research Org:
Partnership for Home Innovation, Upper Marlboro, MD (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
Country of Publication:
United States
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION residential; residential buildings; PHI; Building America; Home Innovation Research Labs; walls; high performance; Moisre; high-R; insulation; XPS; framing