BackNRC – Hygrothermal Performance Research Facilities
c/o Dino Zuppa
1200 Montreal Road
Assets And Services
Our facilities include: several full-scale wall and window chambers; a fully-instrumented test house; comprehensive roofing facilities; and specialized concrete laboratories where we are able to simulate real-world environmental conditions. The National Research Council (NRC) hygrothermal performance research facilities were developed with industry in mind. Offering a variety of testing facilities and settings, users are able to effectively evaluate energy-efficient and cost-effective building systems and technical solutions in realistic indoor and outdoor environments.
Product Testing and Materials Characterisation
We are able to simulate real-world environmental conditions. Specifically, we offer: an Envelope Environmental Exposure facility (EEEF) incorporating an automated environmental chamber simulating interior and exterior climatic over an extended period of time; a Guarded Hot Box Environmental Test facility used by wall system and insulation manufacturers to determine the thermal resistance, or "R-value", of their products; and a Dynamic Roofing facility (one of the largest testing tables in the world) used to help manufacturers who want to evaluate their products' performance under high winds.