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Title: 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.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1176750
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102015-4590
KNDJ-0-40337-00
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE); Work performed by Building Science Corporation (BSC), Westford, Massachusettes
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; MOISTURE; FUNGI; CELLULOSE RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; BSC; BUILDING SCIENCE CORPORATION; BUILDING AMERICA; DURABILITY; MOISTURE; MOISTURE MONITORING; DOUBLE STUD; HIGH-R VALUE; HIGH-R WALLS; MOLD; CELLULOSE; SPRAY FOAM; OPEN CELL SPRAY FOAM