Airflow Resistance of Loose-Fill Mineral Fiber Insulations in Retrofit Applications

Stacey Rothgeb, C.J. Schumacher, J. Lstiburek, M.J. Fox, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This report expands on Building America Report 1109 by applying the experimental apparatus and test method to dense-pack retrofit applications using mineral fiber insulation materials. Three (3) fiber glass insulation materials and one (1) stone wool insulation material were tested, and the results compared to the cellulose results from the previous study.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages102
StatePublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Building Science Laboratories, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and Building Science Corporation, Westford, Massachusetts

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-63081

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102015-4531


  • air permeance
  • airflow resistance
  • BSC
  • Building America
  • cavity insulation
  • fiberglass
  • fiberglass
  • insulation
  • mineral fiber
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • stone wool


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