Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes
of Whole Buildings XIII International Conference

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Buildings XI Proceedings, December 2010

Session 1, Practices A, Building Retrofit/Whole Building II
Paper 89 Internal Insulation of Masonry Walls with Wooden Floor Beams in Northern Humid Climate

Martin Morelli,
Toke R. Nielsen,
Gregor A. Scheffler,
Svend Svendsen

Paper 119 Case Study: Performance of a House Built
on a Treated Wood Foundation System
in a Cold Climate
Charles G. Carll,
Charles R. Boardman,
Collin L. Olson
Paper 124 Building Science in the Restoration of a Heritage Building Mark Lawton,
Mathew Pel
Paper 172 Concerns When Improving the Energy Efficiency of 1960's and 70's Swedish Multi-family Dwellings Johan Stein,
Lars-Erik Harderup
Session 1, Principles B, Moisture Transfer
Paper 11 Numerical Modeling of Dynamic Effects in Porous Media Flow Hans Janssen,
Gregor A. Scheffler
Paper 161 Numerical Modeling of Hygrothermal Response in a Full-Scale Experimental Room and Through the Envelope Yang Li,
Paul Fazio,
Jiwu Rao
Paper 12 Modeling Local Hygrothermal Interactions Paul W.M.H. Steskens,
Hans Janssen,
Carsten Rode
Paper 144 Impact of Weather on Predicting Drying Characteristics of Spray-Applied Cellulose Insulation Mikael Salonvaara,
Marcin Pazera,
Achilles Karagiozis
Session II, Practices A, Roofing
Paper 37 Potential Energy Savings of Various Roof Technologies Stephen Ray,
Leon Glicksman
Paper 64 A Compilation of Home Energy Assessments for Cool Roofs, Above-Sheathing Ventilation, Radiant Barriers and Other Attic Strategies William (Bill) Miller,
Andre Desjarlais,
Jan Kosny
Paper 102 Mold Growth Control in Cold Attics through Adaptive Ventilation: Validation by Field Measurements Carl-Eric Hagentoft,
Angela Sasic Kalagasidis
Paper 107 Hygrothermal Conditions in Ventilated Cathedral Ceilings: Influences on Roof Ventilation and Emissivity—Field Study and Analysis Pär Johansson
Session II, Principles B, Prediction of Moisture Degradation
Paper 104 Mold Growth Modeling of Building Structures Using Sensitivity Classes of Materials Tuomo Ojanen,
Hannu Viitanen,
Ruut Peuhkuri,
Kimmo Lähdesmäki,
Juha Vinha,
Kati Salminen
Paper 152 Corrosion Prediction in Buildings Based on Simulation of Temporal Distribution of Humidity and Temperatures and the International Standard ISO-9223 Pedro J. Otaduy,
Achilles Karagiozis
Paper 203 Assessing the Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Clay Brick for Interior Insulation Retrofit Projects P. Mensinga,
J. Straube,
C. Schumacher
Paper 229 Comparative Evaluation of the Predictions of Two Established Mold Growth Models Martin Krus,
Michael Seidler,
Klaus Sedlbauer
Session III, Practices A, Indoor Environment
Paper 10 Hygrothermal Performance Optimization of a Museum Storage Building Jørgen Erik Christensen,
Hans Janssen,
Barbara Tognolo
Paper 75 Monitoring of Internal Moisture Loads in Residential Buildings—Research Findings in 3 Different Climate Zones Lois B. Arena,
Achilles Karagiozis,
Pallavi Mantha
Paper 85 A Sound Indoor Climate for a Museum in a Monumental Building Marco Martens,
Henk Schellen
Paper 140 Temperature and Humidity Measurements in 71 Homes Participating in an IAQ Improvement Program Paul W. Francisco,
William B. Rose
Session III, Principles B, Air & Moisture Control
Paper 44 Hygrothermal Performance of Flat Roofs with Construction Moisture Christian Bludau,
Hartwig M. Künzel,
Daniel Zirkelbach
Paper 170 Hygric Performance of Shaded and Unshaded Highly Insulated, Lightweight Low-Sloped Roofs Christoph Buxbaum,
Wolfgang Gallent,
Simon Paulitsch,
Oskar Pankratz
Paper 57 A Simplified Method Using Compressed Air to Determine Air Leakage Eva B. Møller,
Torben V. Rasmussen,
Asta Nicolajsen
Paper 91 Feasibility of Using Wind Barriers as Air Barriers in Wood Frame Construction Jelle Langmans,
Ralf Klein,
Paul Eykens,
Michel De Paepe,
Staf Roels
Session IV, Practices A, Water Resistive Barriers
Paper 90 Timber-Frame Walls: Feasible With a Damaged Vapour Barrier? Ernst Jan de Place Hansen,
Erik Brandt
Paper 145 Innovative Passive Ventilation Water Resistive Barriers—How They Work? M. Jablonka,
A. Karagiozis,
J. Straube
Paper 159 Evaluation of Cladding and Water-Resistive Barrier Performance in Hot-Humid Climates Using a Real-Weather, Real-Time Test Facility Theresa A. Weston,
Liza C. Minnich,
Jonathan Smegal,
Jennifer Van Mullekom,
Chris Schumacher,
Jessica S. Conlon
Paper 191 Evaluating Performance of "Next Generation" Water Resistive Barrier Materials Using Simple Ponding Tests Mark F. Williams
Session IV, Principles B, Boundary Conditions
Paper 42 Indoor Hygrothermal Conditions in Multifamily Dwellings—Measurements and Analysis Hans Bagge,
Dennis Johansson,
Lotti Lindstrii
Paper 111 The Treatment of Long-Wave Radiation and Precipitation in Climate Files for Building Physics Simulations Petter Wallentén
Paper 133 Interior Temperature and Relative Humidity Distributions in Mixed-Humid and Cold Climates as Building Simulation Boundary Conditions Florian Antretter,
Andreas Holm,
Achilles Karagiozis,
Samuel Glass
Paper 210 Effect of Selected Weather Year for Hygrothermal Analyses Mikael Salonvaara,
Klaus Sedlbauer,
Andreas Holm,
Marcin Pazera
Session V, Practices A, Low Energy Homes I
Paper 50 Thermal Impact of Fasteners in High-Performance Wood-Framed Walls Dane Christensen
Paper 51 Innovative Concepts for a Set of Net-Zero Energy Houses in the Middle East (Dubai) Andreas Holm,
Sebastian Herkel,
Jens Pfafferott
Paper 53 A Prototype Universal Building Envelope Hygrothermal Performance Standard for Successful Net-Zero Energy Building Design Louise F. Goldberg,
Patrick H. Huelman,
Stanley D. Gatland, II
Session V, Principles B, Walls I
Paper 129 The Hygrothermal Performance of Wood-Framed Wall Systems Using Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulations and a Smart Vapor Retarder in the Pacific Northwest Sam Yuan,
Achilles N. Karagiozis
Paper 196 Steady-State Thermal Performance Evaluation of Steel-Framed Wall Assembly with Local Foam Insulation Jan Kosny,
Kaushik Biswas,
Phillip Childs
Paper 227 Benchmarking Three-Dimensional Thermal Model Against Field Measurement on the Thermal Response of an Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) Wall in Cold Climate Hamed H. Saber,
Wahid Maref,
Marianne Armstrong,
Michael C. Swinton,
Madeleine Z. Rousseau,
Ganapathy Gnanamurugan
Session VI, Practices A, Low Energy Homes II
Paper 108 Low-Energy House with Heat Storage in the Ground Using Solar Collectors Eva-Lotta W. Kurkinen,
Paper 214 The TVA Dollar-a-Day Energy Cost 235 m² Research Home Jeff Christian,
Rex Dockery
Paper 193 Performance of Four Near Zero Energy Homes: Lessons Learned John Sherwin,
Danny Parker,
Carlos Colon,
Eric Martin
Session VI, Principles B, Walls II
Paper 43 Numerical Simulation of Exterior Condensations on Façades: The Undercooling Phenomenon J.M.P.Q. Delgado,
V.P. de Freitas,
N.M.M. Ramos,
E. Barreira
Paper 49 Effect of Cladding Systems on Moisture Performance of Wood-Framed Walls in a Mixed-Humid Climate S. Craig Drumheller,
Charles G. Carll
Paper 72 Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Heat, Air and Moisture Transfer in a Light Weight Building Wall Tadiwos Zerihun Desta,
Staf Roels
Session VII, Practices A, Building Retrofit/Whole Building I
Paper 7 Post-Insulation of Existing Buildings Constructed Between 1850 and 1920 Torben Valdbjørn Rasmussen,
Paper 8 NTED™: An Innovative Design Using Nested Thermal Envelopes To Achieve Significant Reductions In Energy Use E. Dixon,
R. Richman,
K.D. Pressnail,
M. Touchie
Paper 56 The Path Towards Net-Zero High-Rise Residential Buildings: Lessons Learned from Current Practice Graham Finch,
Dave Ricketts,
Warren Knowles
Session VII, Principles B, Low Energy Homes
Paper 61 Performance and Experiences with Austrian Demonstration Projects for Lowest-Energy Houses (Passive Houses) in Social Housing Thomas Bednar,
Azra Korjenic,
Hannes Konder,
Christoph Deseyve,
Michael Kirchweger,
Naomi Morishita
Paper 199 Dynamic Thermally Disconnected Building Envelopes—A New Paradigm for Walls and Roofs in Low-Energy Buildings Jan Kosny,
William Miller,
Abdi Zaltash
Paper 205 Detailed Modeling Study on How Different Assemblies Affect Comfort Conditions in Zero-Energy House Designs John Broniek
Session VIII, Practices A, Air Tightness I
Paper 80 Air Sealing Existing Homes With Foam-in-a-Can Rivals Energy Cost Benefits of CFLs Doug Bibee,
Katherine Johnson,
Donald Nelson
Paper 92 Sealing of Window and Door Joints in Timber Frame Buildings and Watertightness Hans Boye Skogstad,
Sivert Uvsløkk
Paper 55 Moisture Transport by Osmotic Flow Through Waterproofing Membranes—Towards the Development of Osmosis-Resistant Membranes Graham Finch,
Brian Hubbs,
Robert Bombino
Session VIII, Principles B, Thermal Modeling
Paper 21 Three-Dimensional Hygrothermal Model for Predicting the Thermal Resistances of Spray Polyurethane Foam Wall Assemblies Hamed Saber,
Wahid Maref,
Hakim Elmahdy,
Michael Swinton,
Rock Glazer
Paper 79 Thermal Comfort and Microclimates in Open Spaces G. Latini,
R. Grifoni,
S. Tascini
Paper 173 Experimental and Numerical Examination of the Thermal Transmittance of High Performance Window Frames Howdy Goudey,
Dariush Aresteh,
Sivert Uvsløkk,
Goce Talev,
Bjørn Petter Jelle,
Christian Kohler
Session IX, Practices A, Air Tightness II
Paper 153 Development of a Model of Cycling Unvented Fireplace Use Paul Francisco,
Jeffrey Gordon,
William Rose
Paper 190 Methods and Materials for an Airtight Building Paula S. M. Wahlgren,
Eva Sikander
Paper 132 The High Performance Thermal Building Insulation Materials and Solutions of Tomorrow Bjørn Petter Jelle,
Arild Gustavsen,
Ruben Baetens
Session IX, Principles B, Foundations
Paper 29 Estimating Foundation Water Vapor Release Using a Simple Moisture Balance and AIM-2: Case Study of a Contemporary Wood-Frame House Charles Boardman,
Samuel Glass,
Charles Carll
Paper 46 Moisture Performance of Insulated, Raised, Wood-Frame Floors: A Study of Twelve Houses in Southern Louisiana Samuel Glass,
Charles Carll,
Jay Curole,
Matthew Voitier
Paper 174 Vented and Conditioned Crawlspace Performance in Marine and Cold Climates of the Pacific Northwest David Hales,
Mike Lubliner,
Andrew Gordon
Session X, Practices A, Wall Moisture
Paper 15 Wind-Driven Rain: From Theory to Reality Hugo Hens
Paper 200 Residential Exterior Wall Superinsulation Retrofit Details and Analysis Kohta Ueno
Paper 178 Modeling of the Hygrothermal Responses of a Sheathing Board in a Prefabricated Wall System and Comparison with Experimental Result Fitsum Tariku,
Hua Ge
Session X, Principles B, Whole Building Assessment
Paper 22 Retrofitting Measures for Energy Savings in the Swedish Residential Building Stock—Assessing Methodology Érika Mata,
Angela Sasic Kalagasidis,
Filip Johnsson
Paper 137 Reconsidering the Approach towards Determining Overall Building Enclosure Thermal Performance for Code Compliance Robert Bombino,
Graham Finch
Paper 142 Monitoring of Historic Structures for Whole-Building Improvements Michael Aoki-Kramer
Session XI, Practices A, Fenestration
Paper 31 Influence of New External Protective Glazing on Historic Painted Windowpanes in Medieval Churches Georg-Wilhelm Mainka,
Heiko Winkler
Paper 160 Developing an Exterior Enclosure Commissioning Plan Fiona Aldous
Paper 130 Innovative Structurally Glazed Curtain Wall at the New Vancouver Convention Centre: Design and Construction Challenges Anik Teasdale St-Hilaire
Session XI, Principles B, Materials Property Testing
Paper 23 Introduction of a Drying Coefficient for Building Materials Gregor Scheffler,
Rudolf Plagge
Paper 26 Test Method to Quantify the Wicking Properties of Insulation Materials Designed to Prevent Interstitial Condensation Andrea Binder,
Danile Zirkelbach,
Hartwig Kuenzel
Paper 175 Accelerated Aging Performance Evaluation of “Smart Vapor Retarder” Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya,
Stanley Gatland, II,
Bruno Di Lenardo,
John Lackey,
David van Reenen
Session XII, Practices A, Building Envelope Performance
Paper 27 Approaching “Zero Energy” in the Pacific Northwest Marine Climate Michael Lubliner,
Andrew Gordon,
Chris Fuess
Paper 192 Measured Performance of Side-by-side, South Texas Homes Dave Chasar,
Valerie vonSchramm,
John Sherwin,
Subrato Chandra
Paper 141 Analysis in Support of the Radiant Barrier Fact Sheet 2010 Update Therese Stovall,
Som Shrestha,
Rao Arimilli,
David Yarbrough,
Thomas Pearson
Session XII, Practices B, Innovative Materials
Paper 48 Cellular Glass Aggregate Serving as Thermal Insulation and a Drainage Layer Andreas Zegowitz
Paper 197 Theoretical and Experimental Thermal Performance Analysis of Complex Thermal Storage Membrane Containing Bio-Based Phase-Change Material (PCM) Jan Kosny,
Therese Stovall,
Som Shrestha,
Dave Yarbrough
Paper 198 Theoretical and Experimental Thermal Performance Analysis of the Building Shell Components Containing Blown Fiberglass Insulation Enhanced with Phase-Change Material (PCM) Jan Kosny,
David Yarbrough,
Phil Childs,
Som Shrestha,
William Miller,
Jerry Atchley,
Marcus Bianchi,
John Smith,
Tom Fellinger,
Elizabeth Kossecka,
Edwin Lee
Session XIII, Practices A, Green Technology
Paper 105 Long-Term Hygrothermal Performance of Green Roofs D. Zirkelbach,
B. Schafaczek,
H. Kuenzel
Paper 158 The Greenest Building is the One That is Never Built: A Life-Cycle Assessment Study of Embodied Effects for Historic Buildings Mark Lucuik,
Allison Huffman,
Wayne Trusty,
Alexandra Prefasi
Paper 164 Why Do Green Building Enclosures Fail and What Can Be Done about It? Guylaine Desmarais,
Richard Trempe,
Mario Gonçalves


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