Selecting moisture reference years using a moisture index approach

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1323(03)00139-2
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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding and Environment
Volume38
IssueDecember 12
Pages13671379; # of pages: 13
Subjectmoisture ference years, boundary conditions, building envelope, climate, hygrothermal modeling; Moisture performance
AbstractRecent history has documented the premature failures of building envelopes in various regions ?in North America most notably on the West Coast and the East Coast. The MEWS Consortium, a project undertaken by IRC and its partners, has addressed this issue in detail. The strategy for answering these questions was based on predicting the moisture management performance of wall systems as a function of climate, wall construction, and material properties through mathematical modeling. A key task was to determine what years to use as input for the simulations. Moisture Reference Years were selected using a Moisture Index approach developed for MEWS. This paper will develop the approach and compare it with other methods of selecting Moisture Reference Years for hygrothermal simulations.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number45674
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NPARC number20378807
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