Modelling of mould growth in building envelopes

Ruut Peuhkuri, Hannu Viitanen, Tuomo Ojanen

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    Abstract

    The requirement for durability of the buildings and indoor air quality are growing. Therefore the focus in hygrothermal modelling of whole buildings is moving towards a kind of risk analysis. One of the main risks in this sense is the mould growth and following indoor air quality problems, and also decay of the constructions. This paper gives a state-of-art of models predicting mould growth. But what is more important, this paper also discusses the whole problem of modelling such a phenomenon. A sensitivity analysis of modelled mould growth and comparison with measured mould growth are also presented in order to enchange the strength and weakness of approaches to model mould growth in building envelopes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEA ECBCS Annex 41 Closing Seminar, Copenhagen, June 19, 2008
    Pages117-128
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventIEA ECBCS Annex 41 Closing Seminar : Nordic Building Physics Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 19 Jun 200819 Jun 2008

    Seminar

    SeminarIEA ECBCS Annex 41 Closing Seminar
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period19/06/0819/06/08

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    Peuhkuri, R., Viitanen, H., & Ojanen, T. (2008). Modelling of mould growth in building envelopes. In Proceedings of the IEA ECBCS Annex 41 Closing Seminar, Copenhagen, June 19, 2008 (pp. 117-128)