Characterization of indoor hygrothermal conditions in houses in different northern climates

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ConferenceThermal Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings X International Conference: 02 December 2007, Clearwater, Florida
Pages114; # of pages: 14
Subjecthousing, indoor, moisture, nordic climate; Hygrothermal properties
AbstractThis paper presents selected findings of a field survey of the indoor temperature and relative humidity conditions in 24 homes located in one northern coastal climate and two climates North of the 60th parallel in support of research intended to improve the durability building envelopes for extreme northern and northern coastal climates. The study examined the relationship of occupancy load and heat distribution to indoor relative humidity and associated moisture problems such as mould. The data will be used to design a test protocol for the assessment of the hygrothermal response of large-scale wall test specimens, which will be subjected to extreme environmental loads on both the interior and the exterior sides.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number50080
NPARC number20377095
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