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High R-Value Wall Assemblies

BSC has undertaken a study for the US DOE's Building America research program to identify and evaluate residential enclosure assemblies that cost effectively provide 50 percent improvement in thermal resistance. Details regarding water management, air management, vapor management and thermal management are described in the following sheets. Look for future wall, foundation and roof case studies.

High R-Value Wall Assembly-03: Interior Strapping Wall Construction

This information sheet summarizes interior strapping wall construction including the advantages and disadvantages of this construction strategy.

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High R-Value Wall Assembly-02: 2x6 Advanced Frame Wall Construction

This information sheet summarizes advanced wall construction with insulated sheathing, including the advantages and disadvantages of this construction strategy.

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High R-Value Wall Assembly-01: Standard Wall Construction

Constructing high R-value walls is the first and easiest step in reducing the whole house energy consumption. But first a reference wall is needed for comparison.

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High R-Value Wall Assembly-04: Double Stud Wall Construction

This information sheet summarizes double stud wall construction, including the advantages and disadvantages of this construction strategy.

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High R-Value Wall Assembly-05: Truss Wall Construction

This information sheet summarizes truss wall construction including the advantages and disadvantages of this construction strategy.

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High R-Value Wall Assembly-06: SIPs Wall Construction

This information sheet summarizes structural insulated panel (SIPs) wall construction, including the advantages and disadvantages of this construction strategy.

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High R-Value Wall Assembly-07: ICF Wall Construction

This information sheet summarizes insulated concrete form (ICF) wall construction, including the advantages and disadvantages of this construction strategy.

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High R-Value Wall Assembly-08: Spray Foam Wall Construction

This information sheet summarizes spray foam wall construction including the advantages and disadvantages of this construction strategy.

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High R-Value Wall Assembly-09: Flash-and-Fill Hybrid Wall Construction

This information sheet summarizes flash-and-fill hybrid wall construction including the advantages and disadvantages of this construction strategy.

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High R-Value Wall Assembly-11: Offset Frame Wall Construction

This information sheet summarizes offset frame wall construction including the advantages and disadvantages of this construction strategy.

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High R-Value Wall Assembly-12: Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS) Wall Construction

This information sheet summarizes Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), including the advantages and disadvantages of this construction strategy.

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