Wall Performance Literature

The energy and thermal performance and integrity of your wall assemblies depend on core building science concepts:

  • Mechanisms of Heat Transfer
  • Heat Loss due to Air Leakage
  • Moisture and Air Movement
  • Relative Humidity and Air Temperature
  • Radiant Exchange
  • Air Barriers, Vapour Barriers and Weather Barriers

Excerpts from the 2012 Canadian Home Builder’s Manual were selected to highlight the key concepts listed above. Understanding of these concepts will help in selection and design of high performance building envelopes.

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