26 Nov '14, 11am

The Principles, Uses, and Limitations of WUFI

The Principles, Uses, and Limitations of WUFI

Dr. Joseph Lstiburek started it in 2012 when, in his keynote address at the Passive House conference , he said igloos were the first passive houses and you don't need WUFI,1 the hygrothermal A term used to characterize the temperature (thermal) and moisture (hygro) conditions particularly with respect to climate, both indoors and out. modeling tool, to design and build a good house. Dr. Achilles Karagiozis, one of the leading proponents of WUFI, struck back in a presentation at the 2013 Westford Symposium on Building Science. In it he described a scenario in which Joe was in a helicopter crash in Alaska and had to build an igloo to survive. At the Passive House conference this year, Achilles expanded on that same topic. Last week at Building Science Corporation 's (BSC) annual Expert's Session, the two of them presented on the same day in a daylong seminar on hygrothermal ...

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