Moisture and Structural Analysis for High Performance Hybrid Wall Assemblies

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This report describes the work conducted by the Building Science Corporation (BSC) Building America Research Team's 'Energy Efficient Housing Research Partnerships' project. Based on past experience in the Building America program, they have found that combinations of materials and approaches---in other words, systems--usually provide optimum performance. No single manufacturer typically providesall of the components for an assembly, nor has the specific understanding of all the individual components necessary for optimum performance.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages75
StatePublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Building Science Corporation, Somerville, Massachusetts

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-54203

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102012-3527


  • advanced framing
  • closed cell polyurethane spray foam insulation (CCSPF)
  • exterior insulation
  • hygrothermal wall analysis
  • OSB
  • racking test
  • structural sheathing


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