NSERC Alliance Project
Theme 3 – Building Envelope and Energy Performance
Project T3-1 – Development of Design and Best Practice for Building Envelope Performance
PI: Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya & Louis Gosselin
While small-scale lab testing and field monitoring studies have been conducted on mid-rise and tall wood buildings in terms of hygrothermal, indoor thermal conditions, and energy performance (McClung et al. 2014; Wang 2019; Schmidt et al. 2019), to improve building designs and help develop models and best practice guides, more field data is needed. In this sub-project, a comprehensive field performance monitoring of MT buildings in different climatic regions will be carried out to monitor hygrothermal performance of building envelope, indoor environment, and energy consumption. The expected outcomes are (1) field performance data in representative Canadian regions; and (2) design recommendations to achieve durable, energy efficient, healthy and resilient mass timber buildings. The field monitoring data will be used for model validation in other sub-projects, e.g., sub-project T3-1-A.