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Michiel Vanpachtenbeke, Liselotte De Ligne, Jan Van den Bulcke, Jelle Langmans, Joris Van Acker, Staf Roels
Year:
2019
Languages: English | Pages: 2 pp
Bibliographic info:
40th AIVC - 8th TightVent - 6th venticool Conference - Ghent, Belgium - 15-16 October 2019

Due to the increasingly stringent energy efficiency requirements, timber frame houses are becoming more and more popular across Europe. Since wood is an organic material, susceptible to mould growth and wood rot, an effective moisture control strategy is required to keep the moisture levels inside the building components to an acceptable level. Moisture related problems may affect the health of the inhabitants, or even jeopardize the building’s structural integrity. To determine the acceptable moisture level inside a construction, a clear view on the development of fungal growth is essential.