The Principles and Dilemmas of Designing Durable House Envelopes for the North

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20338020
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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Practice Note, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada
ISSN0701-5216
Volume52
Pages27
Subjectcold regions; condensation; vapour barriers; insulating products; psychrometry; external envelopes; walls; Air and vapour barriers; Building envelope
AbstractStarting from the premise that condensation in the building envelope is a prime cause of its deterioration, the mechanisms that cause condensation are discussed and control measures explained. The conflicts that arise between some of these measures, the probability of achieving them under realistic construction conditions, and the possible need for fail-safe provisions should complete success not be achieved, are described.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Principes et problémes relatifs à la conception d'enveloppes de bâtiment durables dans le Nord canadien
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IdentifierBPN-52
NRC number750
NPARC number20338020
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