Building America Case Study: Monitoring of Double Stud Wall Moisture Conditions in the Northeast, Devens, Massachusetts (Fact Sheet)
Double-stud walls insulated with cellulose or low-density spray foam can have R-values of 40 or higher. However, double stud walls have a higher risk of interior-sourced condensation moisture damage, when compared with high-R approaches using exterior insulating sheathing. Moisture conditions in double stud walls were monitored in Zone 5A (Massachusetts); three double stud assemblies were compared.
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- Related Information: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE); Work performed by Building Science Corporation (BSC), Westford, Massachusettes
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- National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office
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- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; MOISTURE; FUNGI; CELLULOSE; RESIDENTIAL; BSC; BUILDING SCIENCE CORPORATION; BUILDING AMERICA; DURABILITY; MOISTURE MONITORING; DOUBLE STUD; HIGH-R VALUE; HIGH-R WALLS; MOLD; SPRAY FOAM; OPEN CELL SPRAY FOAM
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