Insulating Paint: Product Test

Type: pdf
Author: Robbin Garber-Slaght, Colin Craven
Year of Publishing: 2009
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Projects

Vacuum Insulated Panel Test CCHRC is testing how Vacuum Insulated Panels can be assembled to achieve extremely high R-values in cold climate homes.
Durable Envelopes for Cold Climates CCHRC is developing and testing building envelope designs that can withstand cold climates and healthy indoor humidity levels. The Mobile Test Lab has nine test wall bays, each with a different configuration of studs and insulation—including a control wall with fiberglass batt insulation.
Geopolymer Cements CCHRC did a high level analysis of the local market potential for geopolymer cements, including an assessment of available local materials, potential of local product manufacturing, and potential economic feasibility.
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.
Insulating Paints Two coating products were evaluated, Nansulate® Home Protect Clear Coat and Super Therm®, to determine whether they contribute insulating properties to the building envelope when applied as an interior coating. E