Control Of Solar-Driven Moisture Diffusion In Cross-Laminated Timber Walls With Absorptive Claddings

[Research In Progress] Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a massive prefabricated panel used for construction of walls, roofs, and floors. CLT panels are made with at least three layers of lumber bonded together, with each layer oriented perpendicular to the adjacent layers. CLT is made from an abundant renewable resource, sequesters carbon, has low embodied energy, and has excellent aesthetic, structural, and thermal properties. Use of CLT in buildings is growing in North America, but a critical knowledge gap that hinders wider adoption of CLT is lack of data on long-term moisture…

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