DESIGN, MANUFACTURING, FEASIBILITY, CONSTRUCTION ADAPTABILITY AND THERMAL PROPERTIES TESTING.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$47,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
362
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Columbia Building Materials
7400 East Speedway Blvd., P.o. Box 31990, Tucson, AZ, 85751
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
RICHARD F. WHITMAN
VICE PRESIDENT-MARKETING
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
CONCRETE MASONRY INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR WALLS THERMALLY COUPLED TO THE HOME INTERIOR IMPROVE PERSONAL COMFORT AND AT THE SAME TIME LOWER ENERGY USAGE DURING BOTH THE SUMMER AND WINTER SEASONS. EXTERIOR WALLS MUST BE INSULATED ON THE EXTERIOR SURFACE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE INTERIOR TEMPERATURE STABILIZATION EFFECT OF SUCH MASONRY THERMAL MASS IN WALLS. A CONCRETE BLOCK SYSTEM INCORPORATING OUTSIDE INSULATION AND A LOW MAINTENANCE PROTECTIVE LAYER WOULD ELIMINATE THE PRESENT CUSTOM APPLIED EXTERIOR INSULATION SYSTEMS, AND LOWER THE COST OF BUILDING SUCH RESIDENCES, WHILE GIVING A MORE DURABLE SURFACE THAN THE PRESENTLY USED STUCCO EXTERIOR INSULATION FINISHES. DATA IS PRESENTED WHICH DEMONSTRATES THE TEMPERATURE STABILITY AND ENERGY SAVINGS OF SUCH HOMES.

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