Two Years of Transient Cold-Climate Building Foundation Hygrothermal Experimental Data

  • Louise F. Goldberg (Creator)
  • Anna C. Harmon (Creator)



The data consist of two years of continuous transient experimental measurements on the hygrothermal performance of concrete masonry block walls in a full basement in a cold climate (US DOE climate zone 7). The walls were insulated in compliance with the thermal requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code and in compliance with the durability performance requirements of the 2009 MN Building Code. These data are useful for verifying the physical validity of cold-climate foundation insulation system building code requirements; understanding the physics of heat and moisture transport in foundation walls from an experimental perspective; and, validating the predictions of thermal and hygrothermal building foundation simulation programs. The data are in the public domain and can be released now since the peer-review process has been completed.
Date made available2011
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota

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