The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will pair up with A&E firm Steven Winter Associates Inc. to gather temperature and humidity data in more than 50 homes across the country.
about the impact that relative humidity has on a building’s performance, theU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmentwill pair up with A&E firm
Steven Winter Associates Inc. to gather temperature and humidity data in more
than 50 homes across the country.
different regions are being targeted for the study – the warm, humid southeast;
the cold northeast; and the Pacific Northwest. Household characteristic data
will also be collected during the initial site-visit to the home, including
occupancy levels, insulation levels, equipment efficiencies, envelope leakage
and duct leakage.
data collected from this study will support efforts already underway by theASHRAEStandard Committee 160P on “Design Criteria for Preventing Moisture
Damage in Buildings” and others to develop moisture modeling tools and related
technical standards. These models and standards will help improve a home’s
performance by minimizing conditions associated with high moisture levels.
homes for this study are currently being identified, and most initial site
visits and data logger installations should be complete by the beginning of
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