This report provides a summary of the Thermal Metric Project and results of Reference Wall testing. The Thermal Metric Project is a multi-year collaborative research project headed by Building Science Corporation and a group of industry partners. The long-term goal of this project was to develop a new metric for the thermal performance of building enclosures that better accounts for known physical heat flow mechanisms (particularly natural and forced convection) and operating conditions. This report provides an overview of the project's history, a description of experimental procedures, and a details presentation of testing results on a set of reference walls which can be used fro baseline comparison for future testing.
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