Condensation and mould in housing.


Controlling condensation risk.

Indoor environment for hotels.


The use of passive ventilation systems for condensation control in dwellings and their effect upon energy consumption.

The need for reduced energy consumption has led to an overall decrease of air infiltration rates in buildings. particularly in dwellings. Unfortunately. this has given rise to a significant number of problems involving condensation. with resulting damage to the structure and contents of affected buildings. Various means of condensation control are available. The use of a passive ventilation system to achieve this aim has several attractions. not the least of which is that the occupants of houses fitted with such a system need little. if any, knowledge of the principles involved.

Condensation : is the builder to blame?

The article discusses how far the builder is to blame for condensation and its subsequent problems of mould growth. The UK Building Regulations of 1985 for ventilation and condensation do not go far enough in discouraging inadequate forms of

Carbon monoxide levels in kitchens and homes with gas cookers.

The purpose of this investigation was to determine the amount of carbon monoxide that may be expected to be produced during normal cooking. The experiment measured carbon monoxide levels, using multiple burners with and without cooking vessels, and the rate of dissipation of the accumulated gasunder various conditions of ventilation.

Measurement of combustion products from a gas cooking stove in a two-storey house.

Tests were conducted in Ottawa during the winter of 1982/83 to investigate the effects of a gas cooking stove in the kitchen of an energy-efficient two-storey test house. Products of combustion: NO, NO2, CO and CO2, were measured in the kitchen, living room and bedroom in order to relate theinfluence of air infiltration and kitchen hood exhaust operation to the levels of air contaminants. Tests were also conducted, using the enclosed kitchen as a test chamber, to establish the values of emission rate for CO, NO and NO2and of reactivity for NO and NO2.

Indoor air quality modeling: compartmental approach with reactive chemistry.

Data on indoor/outdoor pollutant and tracer concentrations were collected during different periods in 1981 at a residence in Newton, MA. 

Reduction of humidity in residential buildings by natural ventilation. Feuchtigkeitsabfuhr aus wohnungen durch naturliche luftung.

Ventilation requirements for the reduction of humidity. Required air change rates for hygiene and moisture removal for various rooms are given. Air flow rates are calculated for natural ventilation with closed windows, hopper windows and controlled ventilation. Ventilation by window opening is discussed. Gives examples of the transfer of moisture within a building, and the main reasons for ventilation, with particular emphasis on moisture removal. Lists danger of condensation on various building elements, causes and remedies. Advises on ventilation measures.