Comfort and wood interiour

Miimu Airaksinen

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    The aim of the study was to find out how a hygroscopic material such as wood influences the comfort of indoor conditions (humidity). For the field measurement, 14 single family houses were chosen, representing massive hygroscopic, massive non-hygroscopic, light hygroscopic and light non-hygroscopic structures. According to the measurements, there were no significant differences in behaviour when the monthly values (temperature and relative humidity) were compared. Differences could be found, however, when the daily values were studied. The interior (furnishings, textiles, carpets, etc.) has a high impact on the hygroscopic behaviour of the indoor climate. The non-hygroscopic structures were thus actually somewhat hygroscopic due to the interior.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar
    Subtitle of host publicationVTT and USDA Joint Activity
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7590-9
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7589-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventWood and Fiber Product Seminar: VTT and USDA Joint Activity - Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 22 Sept 200923 Sept 2009

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Symposium


    SeminarWood and Fiber Product Seminar


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