Cooling ceiling systems.


Measured air flows across the ceiling in typical residential assemblies.

A laboratory for the study of residential attic performance under natural conditions has been constructed. In one of the test cells, with a flat ceiling, white shingles, and venting devices at the soffit and ridge, measurements were taken of air flow through the plane of the ceiling. A ceiling "hole" was constructed in the otherwise tight ceiling, consisting of a PVC tube, an anemometer and a direction sensor. Data were collected for a six-month period.