This project is one of the efforts1 to assist the province of British Columbia and local jurisdictions in implementing the new energy code requirements.
By testing R22 walls installed in a test hut, this project will focus on the following objectives:
· Generate hygrothermal performance data for wood-frame wall assemblies anticipated to be commonly used to build high energy efficiency buildings across Canada
· Validate hygrothermal modelling to improve design tools for wood-frame construction
· Develop specific recommendations on durable and energy efficient exterior wood-frame wall assemblies practitioners can readily use