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Title: Measure Guideline. Incorporating Thick Layers of Exterior Rigid Insulation on Walls

This measure guideline, written by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America team Building Science Corporation, provides information about the design and construction of wall assemblies that use layers of rigid exterior insulation thicker than 1-½ in. and that require a secondary cladding attachment location exterior to the insulation. The guideline is separated into several distinct sections that cover: (1) fundamental building science principles relating to the use of exterior insulation on wall assemblies; (2) design principles for tailoring this use to the specific project goals and requirements; and (3) construction detailing to increase understanding about implementing the various design elements.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1215066
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR--5500-63337; DOE/GO--102015-4569
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308; KNDJ-0-40337-05
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Work performed by Building Science Corporation, Westford, Massachusetts
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; BUILDING SCIENCE CORPORATION; BUILDING AMERICA; RIGID INSULATION; R-VALUE; CLADDING ATTACHMENT; THERMAL BRIDGING; WALLS; WINDOW DETAILS