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Title: Strategy Guideline: Modeling Enclosure Design in Above-Grade Walls

The Strategy Guideline describes how to model and interpret results of models for above grade walls. The Measure Guideline analyzes the failure thresholds and criteria for above grade walls. A library of above-grade walls with historically successful performance was used to calibrate WUFI (Warme Und Feuchte Instationar) software models. The information is generalized for application to a broad population of houses within the limits of existing experience.
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  1. Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA (United States)
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Report Number(s):
NREL/SR--5500-65479; DOE/GO--102016-4837
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
Country of Publication:
United States
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION residential; residential buildings; BSC; Building Science Corporation; Building America; WUFI; moisture content; sheathing; cladding; ventilation; airflow; condensation; rainwater penetration