Protecting the long-term performance of building envelope components

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TypeArticle
Journal titleConstruction Canada
Volume44
IssueMarch 2
Pages2426, 30
Subjectmoisture, building envelope, computer model; Building envelope
AbstractThe building envelope has for many years been recognized as a system, whose role is multi-faceted and critical to long-term performance of the building itself. All components in the envelope continuously respond to changes in indoor and outdoor temperature, pressure and humidity conditions. This results in an exchange of energy and mass (air as well as moisture) between the indoor and outdoor environments through the envelope. Building physicists refer to this phenomenon as "heat, air and moisture transport" through building materials and components.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number45129
14484
NPARC number20378466
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Record created2012-07-24
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