Strategy Guideline: Modeling Enclosure Design in Above-Grade Walls

Stacey Rothgeb, J. Lstiburek, K. Ueno, S. Musunuru, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


The Strategy Guideline describes how to model and interpret results of models for above grade walls. The Measure Guideline analyzes the failure thresholds and criteria for above grade walls. A library of above-grade walls with historically successful performance was used to calibrate WUFI (Warme Und Feuchte Instationar) software models. The information is generalized for application to a broad population of houses within the limits of existing experience.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages37
StatePublished - 2016

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Building Science Corporation (BSC), Westford, Massachusetts

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-65479

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102016-4837


  • airflow
  • BSC
  • Building America
  • Building Science Corporation (BSC)
  • cladding
  • condensation
  • moisture content
  • rainwater penetration
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • sheathing
  • ventilation
  • WUFI


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