This paper explores how practitioners can approximate the condensation resistance of wall assemblies for residential buildings during the design phase, allowing identification of details where more comprehensive analysis is warranted.
Authors:Patrick Roppel, P.Eng., Mark Lawton, P.Eng.
This study aimed to use external quantitative infrared thermography (IRT) to estimate effective U-value of opaque building envelopes (considering the effect of thermal bridging sources) of a conditioned at-scale structure comprised of four wood-framed wall assemblies commonly used in Canada.Read More »
With pressing concerns over climate change, government authorities across Canada are implementing tougher energy code requirements across numerous sectors to curb our greenhouse gas emissions. As a key driver in emissions, the building industry is undergoing a fundamental shift in focus towards drastically better energy efficiency from both new and existing buildings.Read More »