Field exposure of walls facility

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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleProceedings of the International Workshop on Full Scale Test Facilities for Energy and Hygrothermal Performance
ConferenceInternational Workshop on Full Scale Test Facilities for Energy and Hygrothermal Performance, 30-31 March 2011, Brussels, Belgium
Pages18; # of pages: 8
SubjectField measurement, hygrothermal performance, energy performance, performance assessment, experimental assessment, wall systems performance, full scale facility; Codes & guides
AbstractNRC-IRC's Field Exposure of Walls Facility (FEWF) is located in Research House no. 3 at the NRC Montreal Road campus in Ottawa. The facility is used to assist the building industry in developing integrated solutions by providing opportunities for the characterization of the hygrothermal performance of innovative wall systems and retrofit strategies. Researchers can examine the comparative performance of different side-by-side wall assemblies exposed to naturally fluctuating outdoor climate and controlled indoor conditions of relative humidity, temperature and pressure. The data is used to benchmark hygrothermal modeling simulations using hygIRC 1D, and hygIRC-C (3D) for opaque walls. HygIRC-C is also used to assist the design, commissioning and analysis the experiments and results from the FEWF.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Research in Construction
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number54020
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NPARC number20374526
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Record created2012-07-23
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