University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering

Patrick Huelman, Associate Extension Professor

Pat Huelman322C Kaufert Lab
University of Minnesota
2004 Folwell Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (612) 624-1286

B.S. Environmental Design, Iowa State University, 1978
M.S. Architectural Studies, Iowa State University, 1988

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)

Areas of Interest

My primary interest is the thermal and moisture performance of residential building systems, components, and materials. I am heavily involved with energy efficient design, foundation systems, and innovative building technologies. I am also interested in residential indoor air quality, strategies for source control, and advanced mechanical ventilation systems. I am extremely active in professional education for the home building industry and have been recognized for my “systems approach” to improving overall housing performance, with a focus on energy efficiency, long-term durability, good indoor air quality, and environmental responsibility.

I serves as the Coordinator of the Cold Climate Housing Program with the University of Minnesota Extension. This program is focused on the advancement of performance-built homes through education of the building industry, development and dissemination of information on new technologies and practices, and a critical investigation of housing design and construction innovations. Another responsibility is Project Manager for the Cloquet Residential Research Facility for hygrothermal testing.

Selected Publications

Anrea Bartekova, Claudia Lungu, Rubin Shmulsky, Patrick Huelman. Laboratory
Evaluation of Oriented Strand Board Samples with Respect to Volatile Organic Compounds Emission. Forest Products Journal. Vol. 56; No. 2. 2006.

Marilou Cheple, Patrick Huelman, Stephen Klossner, Thomas Schirber Comparison of Two Structural Wall Assemblies using an Exterior Thermal Moisture Management System (ETMMS). Thermal Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Buildings. 2004.

Brian Jordan, Elmer Schmidt, Patrick Huelman, Sagar Krupa, Bernhard Mayer. Deuterium as a Novel Tracer for Determining Moisture Sources in Building Systems. Wood and Fiber Science. 2004.

Louise Golberg, Patrick Huelman, Barry Bridges. Preliminary Experimental Assessment of the Comparative Thermal Performance of Attics and Cathedral Ceilings in a Cold Climate. ASHRAE Transactions. 1999.

Patrick Huelman, Marilou Cheple. Hygrothermal Performance of Basement Foundation Systems. NSF-PATH Housing Research Agenda Workshop. Vol. 2; p. 192-199. 2004.

Patrick Pierquet, James Bowyer, Patrick Huelman. Thermal Performance and Embodied Energy of Cold Climate Wall Systems. Forest Products Journal. Vol. 48, No. 6. June, 1998.

Courses Taught

Extension Programs

I am a member of the Extension Housing Technology team. I have developed and led training initiatives for the home building industry for nearly 30 years, including the Cold Climate Housing workshop series, Energy Code training programs, and the Residential Ventilation Strategies program. Currently, I am developing and assisting with curricular materials for a training series on High Performance Houses for Cold Climates. I have developed and delivered several programs on Green Buildings across the state and throughout the US.