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.


TitleTypeResource Link
Design, Construction, and Field Validation of a Blown-in Fiberglass Wall System in a Cold, Wet, and Windy ClimateExternal Links, Reports


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