Evaluating window-wall interface details for risk of condensation on windows

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ConferenceBuilding Envelope Sustainability: the future is in the balance: 30 April 2009, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington
Pages112; # of pages: 12
SubjectWall/Window interface; Moisture performance; Moisture performance
AbstractThe paper reports on a laboratory evaluation of the formation of condensation at the window frame perimeter of the interface assembly as a function of both temperature deferential and air leakage rate across the test assembly. A summary of the laboratory test protocol is provided that includes a description of the test set-up and apparatus, fabrication details of the specimen and information on instrumentation and calibration. Results on the potential for the formation of condensation at the window are given in terms of temperature differentials as well as specific air leakage paths and rates of air leakage across the specimen.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number51166
NPARC number20374681
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