Building Science Projects

Interior Shutter Evalution

CCHRC worked with Fairbanks builder Thorsten Chlupp to evaluate an interior window shutter system that was designed to reduce heat loss through window while preventing moisture to condensate between the window and the shutter.

The scope of work involved the instrumentation of the new interior window shutter design and monitoring performance over one to two weeks.  Thermocouples, a heat flux sensor, and relative humidity sensors will be used to instrument the window.

This data enable us to:

  1. evaluate the center of glass resistance to heat loss with and without the new interior window shutters address the following questions;
  2. evaluate the condensation potential of the window; and
  3. compare this shutter performance (in terms of both ease of use and cost to homeowner) with previously tested systems.

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