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Managing Moisture in Energy-efficient Wall Systems
Snapshot: Moisture durability is critical for design and construction of energy-efficient buildings. Field measurements of moisture characteristics for highly insulated walls in mixed-humid climates are lacking. Researchers from the Forest Service's Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisc., and Home Innovation Research Labs in Upper Marlboro, Md., collaborated to study moisture management in a variety of residential walls using two climate controlled test huts near Washington, DC.
Exterior walls of test huts viewed from the southeast. Lance Barta, Home Innovation Research Labs