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Technical Information on Building Materials for Use in the Design of Low-Cost Housing – 3. Thermal Insulation II

Report Acceptance Date: 
March 1936 (3 pages)
Posted Date:   
May 18, 2020

This historic digest is part of a series published by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Bureau of Standards on the technical characteristics of building materials used in the construction of affordable housing units. Each digest presents condensed, essential facts regarding its given topic, and is intended for use by staff at federal agencies, manufacturers, trade associations, and builders. This brief discusses the thermal insulating values of commercial thermal insulations, building materials, and wall units, as discussed in the National Bureau of Standards’ publications “Thermal Insulation” and “Heat Transfer Through Building Walls.”

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.