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Title: Monitoring of Double Stud Wall Moisture Conditions in the Northeast

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.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1176755
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO--102015-4589
KNDJ-0-40337-00
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Work performed by Building Science Corporation, Somerville, Massachusetts
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (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
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; MOISTURE; FUNGI; CELLULOSE; BUILDINGS 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; Buildings; Building America