WIT Press


A Sustainable House For The Southeastern United States

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DN040121

Volume

73

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

897 kb

Author(s)

D.C. Lewis & S.C. Kitchens

Abstract

Under the auspices of the US Forest Service and the Coalition for Advanced Housing and Forest Product Research, a multidisciplinary team of wood scientists, architects, landscape architects, mechanical and civil engineers are designing a sustainable house for the Southeastern United States on the campus of Mississippi State University. The objectives for this demonstration house are to solve climate-related housing construction problems endemic to hot-humid climates: high heat, humidity, decay fungi, mold, high wind, low velocity ventilation, and various insects, including the devastating infestation of the Formosan termite. The goals of the projects are to develop practical definitions for sustainability and durability for wood-constructed residences for hot-humid climates and to educate the public

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