Advanced Threats Met with Advanced Technology

How breakthroughs in weather-resistant barriers can improve occupant well-being in all climates
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Sponsored by TYPAR
By Kendra Palmer


1TYPAR. How air barriers help boost energy efficiency.


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  2. TYPAR. 2020. Drainable Building Wraps Offer Solution Against Moisture Infiltration.
  3. TYPAR. A Housewrap’s Impact on Occupant Comfort and Indoor Air Quality.
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  17. Mikael Salonvarra, Achilles Karagiozis, Marcin Pazera and William Miller. 2007. Air Cavities Behind Claddings—What Have We Learned? Buildings.
  18. Jason Peace. 2019. Building Enclosure. “Permeability and Performance in Water-Resistive Barriers.”
  19. Lydia Lee. 2021. “Health and Wellness Become Top of Mind for New-home Builders and Buyers. Builder Online.”
  20. Mike Reynolds. 2017. “Resilient Homes: Why we need to build to withstand climate change events.” ECOHOME.
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Originally published in September 2021