Hygrothermal properties of exterior claddings, sheathing boards, membranes and insulation materials for building envelope design

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ConferenceProceedings of Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings X: 02 December 2007, Clearwater, Florida
Pages116; # of pages: 16
Subjectbuilding materials; hygrothermal properties; laboratory testing; Hygrothermal properties
AbstractTesting was conducted to determine those construction material properties that affect the movement of heat, air, and moisture in building envelopes. The paper reports the density, thermal conductivity, equilibrium moisture content, water vapor permeability, water absorption coefficient, liquid diffusivity, and air permeability of twenty-three building materials commonly used in North American including: exterior claddings, exterior sheathing boards, membranes and insulations. The paper also discusses the experimental and analytical procedures used to determine these properties.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number50287
NPARC number20377584
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