Moisture Research - Optimizing Wall Assemblies
In this project, the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) team evaluated several different configurations of wall assemblies to determine the accuracy of moisture modeling and make recommendations to ensure durable, efficient assemblies. WUFI and THERM were used to model the hygrothermal and heat transfer characteristics of these walls. Wall assemblies evaluated included code minimum walls using spray foam insulation and fiberglass batts, high R-value walls at least 12 in. thick (R-40 and R-60 assemblies), and brick walls with interior insulation.
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, CT (United States)
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- moisture; brick; WUFI; hygrothermal; high-R; hybrid; spray foam; mold; condensation; freeze-thaw; residential; residential building; Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB); Building America
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