Evaluating the Effects of Two Energy Retrofit Strategies for Housing on the Wetting and Drying Potential of Wall Assemblies: Summary Report for Year 2007-08 Phase of the Study

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20374660
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 315
Physical description118 p.
SubjectWalls; Heat performance
AbstractMaintenance of building façades and related systems should be an on-going process. Nonetheless, maintenance prioritisation issues are often neglected due to the lack of available tools to assess vulnerability to climatic effects and susceptibility to deterioration. How is climatic information currently accessed and used and what are the existing means to assess climate loading effects? A Geographic Information System (GIS) platform [ESRI ArcGIS 9.3] was proposed as an appropriate tool to integrate climatic design information and other analyzed climate data in a geographical context and allow users ready access to climate information pertinent to building practitioners. On the basis of this effort climatic design data used for building codes and standards, such as degree days, 15 minute, one day and annual rainfall, driving rain wind pressure and related loads were made available in the GIS platform. This climatic design data provides basic information from which derivative climate parameters can be developed and from which relevant climate load projections can be extracted for use by building designers, practitioners and maintenance experts.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number21765
NPARC number20374660
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Record identifier5b099132-1935-4feb-aed3-bf2f7fd42d86
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-10-03
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