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Title: Cold Climate Foundation Retrofit Experimental Hygrothermal Performance. Cloquet Residential Research Facility Laboratory Results

This project was funded jointly by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). ORNL focused on developing a full basement wall system experimental database to enable others to validate hygrothermal simulation codes. NREL focused on testing the moisture durability of practical basement wall interior insulation retrofit solutions for cold climates. The project has produced a physically credible and reliable long-term hygrothermal performance database for retrofit foundation wall insulation systems in zone 6 and 7 climates that are fully compliant with the performance criteria in the 2009 Minnesota Energy Code. These data currently span the period from November 10, 2012 through May 31, 2014 and are anticipated to be extended through November 2014. The experimental data were configured into a standard format that can be published online and that is compatible with standard commercially available spreadsheet and database software.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. NorthernSTAR, St. Paul, MN (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1215064
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR--5500-63319; DOE/GO--102015-4566
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308; KNDJ-0-40338-04
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Work performed by NorthernSTAR, St. Paul, Minnesota
Research Org:
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
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; NORTHERNSTAR; BUILDING AMERICA; FOUNDATION; BASEMENT; WATER SEPARATION PLANE (WSP); INTERIOR INSULATION