Building Science Projects

Insulation Monitoring in Tununak

This project looks at the moisture performance of a thick truss wall with blown-in fiberglass insulation over 2 years in a wet, windy climate. With cold winters and wind-driven rain and snow, the climate of southwest Alaska is harsh on houses.

The most likely point of building failure is moisture-driven, as mold and rot can set in and destroy building components if they are not designed with a path for drying. This project helps improve the durability of building envelopes for cold, wet climates. It is funded by insulation manufacturer Knauf Insulation.

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