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Condensation risk and improved thermal performance of housing.

Minogue P.J., 1979
air change rate | condensation | energy conservation | insulation | residential building
Bibliographic info: 2nd International C.I.B. Symposium on Energy Conservation in the Built Environment, Copenhagen, May 28-June 1, 1979. preprints-session 2, p 281-293
Languages: English

Considers the likely impact of alternative conservation measures on the incidence of surface and interstitial condensation on or within the elements of the building fabric. Considers specifically domestic buildings in temperate climates such as in the U.K. and Ireland. Outlines the mechanisms whereby condensation occurs and considers broadly the effect of reducing heating levels, reducing ventilation and increasing insulation. Suggests that ventilation rates of less than one air-change per hour may give condensation and mould growth problems but that insulation will reduce surface condensation.

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