Feedback Wanted on DOE Moisture Management Tool

Filed in Codes and Standards by on September 11, 2017 2 Comments

moistureThe Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are seeking feedback on Builder Science Advisor, an online tool they are developing to help building designers manage moisture risk.

To use this tool, people enter information about the building location, design, material properties and other relevant factors. The system then provides guidance on energy-efficient moisture management in the building process.

Developers say this is a great way to help designers make informed decisions when building homes.

Individuals are encouraged to try out the tool and provide feedback by Sept. 15.

For more information on moisture management, take a look at NAHB’s tech notes. To learn more about NAHB’s high-performance building activities, please contact Jaclyn Toole.



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  1. George Schluter says:

    I took the survey. In my opinion we should tell them to quit wasting our taxpayer dollars on something that will not be used by the majority of single family builders.

  2. DOE has been exposed twice to a product that works (vetted by New York State Energy Agency) to halt moist ambient air from entering the wall cavity by over 80% but dismissed funding through Jump program last month. Instead, working on an esoteric solution that means very little to the majority of builders to address the real problem onsite.

    I agree with Mr. Schluter. More tax dollars wasted.

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