Environmental Test Chamber

Prototype testing for heat, air, and moisture control

The highly configurable and controllable climate test chamber in the Building Enclosure and Systems Technology (BEST) Lab at Virginia Tech’s Myers-Lawson School of Construction, allows for studying dynamic thermal and hygrothermal behavior of enclosure systems. The chamber allows for controlling temperatures,  relative humidity, and pressure on either side of the test object while capturing sensor readouts for temperature, relative humidity, heat flux, or air velocity at any given point for detailed transient analyses.