December 15, 2009

Abstract: 

The following reports are excerpts from the 2009 Building Science Corporation Industry Team Building America Annual Report. These summaries are for the following advanced system research projects:  high R-value enclosures, ventilation effectiveness advanced system research, and dehumidification performance advanced system research. The following report discusses theoretical work done to explore the influence of air infiltration/ exfiltration on thermal performance, and a literature survey of predictions and measurements of below-grade heat loss through slabs and basement walls, as well as recommends appropriate R-value for these components in cold climates.

To download the High R-Value Enclosures Advanced System Research report, click here; to download the appendices, click here.

To download the Ventilation Effectiveness Advanced System Research report, click here; to download the appendices, click here.

To download the Dehumidification Performance Advanced System Research report, click here; to download the appendices, click here.