Laboratory testing protocols for exterior walls in Canadian Arctic homes

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Conference4th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics: 16 June 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pages18; # of pages: 8
SubjectArctic, wood-frame housing, wall testing, protocols, climate, moisture, hygrothermal simulation; Walls
AbstractThis research developed two wall-testing protocols for evaluating wall assemblies for the cold outdoor climates and indoor conditions typical of the Canadian arctic. The testing phase evaluated the hygrothermal performance of wall assemblies and provided input for hygrothermal simulations. The exterior test protocol is based on four parameters: temperature, wind, atmospheric moisture, and solar irradiance; and represents winter, spring, and summer. The interior protocol is based on data obtained from a survey of interior conditions of Canadian houses located in cold regions. It is comprised of two parameters, temperature and interior moisture, and is intended to be used in conjunction with the exterior protocol.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number50534
NPARC number20378298
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