Model for Ground-Coupled Heat and Moisture Transfer from Buildings

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


An important factor in soil heat transfer that is often over looked is the effect of moisture, which can vary the effective thermal conductivity by a factor of ten. The objective of this research was to investigate the ground-coupled heat and moisture transfer from buildings, and to develop results and tools to improve energy simulation of ground-coupled heat transfer.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages153
StatePublished - 2003

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-550-33954


  • buildings
  • ground-coupled heat transfer
  • heat transfer
  • moisture transfer
  • thermal conductivity


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