Measured Energy and Moisture Performance Impacts from Vented and Unvented Attic with Insulation On Top of Ceiling in the Hot Humid Climate Zone
Fenaughty, Karen; Sonne, Jeffrey
Sealing attic vents helps decrease house air leakage and may reduce some moisture issues in attics in hot humid climates. new code-approved unvented attics can use different types of insulation materials, however, there are specific requirements that vary by materials used and climate zone. These requirements may be complex and may increase construction and operational energy costs.
This paper was published in the 2020 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.
Buildings - Attics
Florida Solar Energy Center and Withers, Jr., Charles, "Measured Energy and Moisture Performance Impacts from Vented and Unvented Attic with Insulation On Top of Ceiling in the Hot Humid Climate Zone" (2020). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 20.