La condensation dans les fenêtre des bâtiments historiques à vocation modifiée

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Series titleSolution constructive; no. 5
ISSN1206-1239
1206-1239
Physical description4 p.
SubjectMoisture performance
AbstractWhen a heritage building is adapted for a new use, changes to the indoor environment can lead to condensation problems. This Update describes an evaluation of selected windows undertaken by IRC researchers at Ottawa’s Laurier House (now being used as a museum) to determine their effectiveness in controlling condensation. The evaluation of a heritage or ‘historic’ building to determine how it will perform under new conditions involves the following steps: identifying the specific uses to which the building will be put; establishing the temperature and relative humidity needed to support this use; determining the climatic conditions in which the building has to operate (i.e., the winter design temperature, which is readily available for any location in Canada) and determining the actual performance of the building envelope through a program of monitoring. Such a program may demonstrate that the level of performance the building provides is adequate for the proposed use under the proposed conditions and that no modifications are required.
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PublisherInstitut de recherche en construction, Conseil national de recherches Canada
LanguageFrench
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAlso available in English: Window Condensation in Historic Buildings that Have Been Adapted for New Uses
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-41095
NPARC number21274768
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Record identifier04636de1-8e15-4341-9a6a-8fb8c83c2c3b
Record created2015-04-02
Record modified2016-05-09
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