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    Author(s): Gerald E. Sherwood; Gunard Hans
    Date: 1979
    Source: Res. Paper FPL-317. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: ii, 58 pages.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Description

    This report presents information needed for design and construction of energy-efficient light-frame wood structures. The opening section discusses improving the thermal performance of a house by careful planning and design. A second section of the report provides technical information on the thermal properties of construction materials, and on the basic engineering design principles applicable to light-frame wood structures. Moisture condensation problems are discussed in relation to the effects of increased building insulation and more effective air leakage control.

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    Citation

    Sherwood, Gerald E.; Hans, Gunard, E. 1979. Energy efficiency in light-frame wood construction. Res. Paper FPL-317. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: ii, 58 pages.

    Keywords

    Wooden-frame houses, dwellings, insulation, energy conservation

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