Window condensation in historic buildings that have been adapted for new uses

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Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 5
ISSN1206-1220
Physical description4 p.
SubjectMoisture performance
AbstractWhat happens when a building, which once served as a stately residence, becomes a museum? A good example can be seen in the case of Laurier House, Sir Wilfrid's former home. Turned into a museum, it was suddenly being subjected to unprecedented high relative humidity levels. The result: serious condensation problems with its single-hung wood windows and metal casement windows. Replacing some of the windows, which increases thermal performance and hence condensation control, is an option that must be weighed against the issue of the building's heritage value.
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : La condensation dans les fenêtres des bâtiments historiques à vocation modifiée
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number41095
7760
NPARC number20329860
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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