Straw Bale House Monitoring

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Straw BaleCCHRC is gleaning in-house data from three straw bale houses in the Fairbanks area. As part of this AHFC-funded project, researchers are measuring temperature and moisture gradients throughout the straw bale insulation of the exterior walls. CCHRC staff inspected the vapor barrier during construction and performed blower door tests. Indoor and outdoor air temperatures and wind velocity and direction are being monitored to verify induced moisture levels.

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