Alaska HomeWise Podcast: Windows part 1

Type: mp3
Author: CCHRC
Year of Publishing: 2009
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Projects

Certified Alaska Tough Certified Alaska Tough distinguishes building products that can withstand the extreme climate conditions of Alaska, while meeting strict energy efficiency standards.
Evaluating Window Insulation CCRHC tested eight types of common window insulation treatments during a Fairbanks winter to see how they handled heat loss and moisture buildup. Exterior insulation methods, like shutters and storm windows, tended to perform the best and have the fewest condensation problems.
Interior Shutter Evaluation CCHRC evaluated an interior window shutter system that was designed to reduce heat loss through window while preventing moisture to condensate between the window and the shutter. The window was instrumented with thermocouples, a heat flux sensor, and relative humidity sensors.