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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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleBuilding Practice Note; no. 52
ISSN0701-5216
Physical description27 p.
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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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-750
NPARC number20338020
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Record identifierb4d69c4b-8ede-41f8-ba8b-3e3aa3608031
Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2017-07-07
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