This article was submitted by Jim Nisted, Dryvit Systems Inc.
The Hygrothermal Performance of Exterior Wall Systems:
Key Points of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory NET Facilities Research Project
Study Goals: The primary goals of the study are:
¢ To validate the moisture and thermal performance of EIFS wall systems
¢ To quantify the performance of EIFS over other types of exterior claddings
¢ To develop and calibrate a hygrothermal (moisture and temperature) computer model with the unique features of EIFS that will validate the computer model for all climatic regions