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Correlation between carbon dioxide concentration and condensation in homes.

Ventilation systems in dwellings should not only maintain the quality of the air, in other words limit pollutant concentration whatever the origin, but protect the structure, that is, limit condensation and the storage of excessive humidity in existing materials. Domestic ventilation represents a significant element of energy loss. It is a function that should be provided at minimum cost in terms of energy and therefore be directly dependent on fresh air requirements. Hence the introduction on the market af socalled hygro-adjustable ventilation systems.

Airborne moisture movement in occupied dwellings. A case study approach.

This paper reports the results of humidity and ventilation measurements in occupied residential buildings to study the effect of airborne moisture movement on condensation risks. The dwellings have been fitted with a cooker hood and an extractor fan (both with variable speed control) in the kitchen and an extractor fan in the bathroom.