Task 2: Literature Review: Building Envelope, Heating, and Ventilating Practices and Technologies for Extreme Climates

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20377640
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TypeTechnical Report
Physical description120 p.
Subjectliterature, extreme climate, building envelopes, HVAC, IAQ, indigenous buildings, zero energy buildings, socio-housing issues; Heating
AbstractThe main objective of Task 2 of the project is to provide a knowledge base for selecting building envelope assemblies to investigate in the analysis tasks of the project. This includes conducting a global literature search to identify technologies, practices, and issues for buildings subjected to extreme environmental conditions. This report documents the findings of the literature review, which includes significant information on practices, issues, and technologies regarding building envelopes, construction, heating,ventilating, indoor air quality, utilities, and socio-housing issues. The literature review also includes example building constructions from the arctic, Antarctica, Scandinavia, the Himalayan region, Japan, as well as indigenous architectures' climate adaptation.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number18469
NPARC number20377640
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Record created2012-07-24
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