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Title: Energy and Moisture Impact of EIFS Walls in the USA

ABSTRACT This paper summarizes a family of computer simulations that have been performed to assess the hygrothermal performance of exterior insulation finish systems and discusses the validation of the model prior to its use. This research deals with evaluation of the performance of a number of selected wall systems in all 8 IECC USA climate zones. The research produced a range of performances that are representative of generic EIFS wall systems, and not for a specific manufactured product. A comparison was performed between three different EIFS walls and a brick wall system.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. ORNL
  2. EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA)
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Conference: ASTM Symposium on EIFs, New Orleans, LA, USA, 20141005, 20141006
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC)
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States