Moisture Management for High R-Value Walls
This report explains the moisture-related concerns for high R-value wall assemblies and discusses past Building America research work that informs this study. In this project, hygrothermal simulations were prepared for several common approaches to High R-value wall construction in six cities (Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, St. Louis, Chicago, and International Falls) representing a range of climate zones. The modeling program assessed the moisture durability of the wall assemblies based on three primary sources of moisture: construction moisture, air leakage condensation, and bulk water leakage; the report presents results of the study.
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Building Science Corporation, Somerville, MA (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- high-R walls; building enclosure; residential; residential buildings; Building America; BSC; High-R; high R-value; Moisture; Moisture management; hygrothermal
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