Humidity and buildings

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Journal titleBuilding Materials News
Subjectrelative humidity; buildings; condensation; construction technology
AbstractIncreasing attention is now being given to the provision of modified and controlled relative humidity in buildings for certain occupancies. New considerations are thus introduced in the selection of the humidities to be carried, which must be realistically appraised in terms of need or desirability as well as of the problems which may arise in the provision of them. The severe winter climate in Canada makes it necessary to give special attention to the problems associated with increased indoor humidities during cold weather, not only in the provisions which must be made so that humidities can be maintained, but also in the design of the building enclosure in order to avoid accelerated degradation and increased maintenance. The paper discusses these various considerations and indicates in general terms what must be done when increased indoor relative humidities must be carried in winter.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number8152
NPARC number20374921
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Record identifier6eb0c2e0-86b1-4400-8ff9-49b7a1a708f1
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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