A prototype universal building envelope hygrothermal performance standard for successful net-zero energy building design

Louise F. Goldberg, Patrick H Huelman, Stanley D. Gatland

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Abstract

A prototype universal building envelope hygrothermal performance standard that is intended to apply to all above-and belowgrade envelope components is described. The standard is expressed as a definition of a water separation plane followed by a set of three requirements. The requirements are applicable to the envelope components on the interior and exterior sides of the water separation plane and on the interior side only when the exterior side components are structurally and biotically inert. The standard is discussed using experimental data to illustrate salient features. Application examples for an above-grade wall system and a commercial roof system are presented and their hygrothermal performance evaluated in terms of the universal standard requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings - 11th International Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Event11th International Conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings, Buildings XI - Clearwater, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2010Dec 9 2010

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Other11th International Conference on Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings, Buildings XI
CountryUnited States
CityClearwater
Period12/5/1012/9/10

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Goldberg, L. F., Huelman, P. H., & Gatland, S. D. (2010). A prototype universal building envelope hygrothermal performance standard for successful net-zero energy building design. In Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings - 11th International Conference American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).