Envelope Materials R&D
On this page you'll find information about the Building Technologies Program envelope materials research and development and links to current projects.
Building envelope performance depends on the performance of its constituent materials. Envelope materials R&D projects focus on developing improved insulation and roofing materials, as well as developing the best test methodologies to measure sometimes elusive material properties. Another key objective is to transfer technical information and expertise to the building materials industry, industry associations, and federal/state agencies through program outreach, cooperative industry projects, and extensive contributions to standards-setting organizations.
Current Envelope Materials R&D Projects
- Cool Roofs
- Improved Performance and Application of Conventional Insulation Materials
- Hygrothermal Property Measurements