Accession Number:

ADA071676

Title:

Energy Efficiency in Light-Frame Wood Construction.

Descriptive Note:

Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author:

FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

This report presents information needed for design and construction of energy-efficient light-frame wood structures. The opening section discusses improving the thermal performance of a house by careful planning and design. A second section of the report provides technical information on the thermal properties of construction materials, and on the basic engineering design principles applicable to light-frame wood structures. Moisture condensation problems are discussed in relation to the effects of increased building insulation and more effective air leakage control. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE