Moisture Buffering of Building Materials

C. Rode (Editor), R. Peuhkuri, H. Lone, B. Time, A. Gustavsen, Tuomo Ojanen, Jarkko Ahonen, K. Svennberg, L.-E. Harderup, J. Arfvidsson

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    Building materials and furnishing used in contact with indoor air have some effect to moderate the variations of indoor humidity in occupied buildings. Very low humidity can be alleviated in winter, as well as can high indoor humidity in summer and during high occupancy loads. Thus, materials can possibly be used as a passive means of establishing indoor climatic conditions, which are comfortable for human occupancy. But so far there has been a lack of a standardized figure to characterize the moisture buffering ability of materials. This report presents the outcome a Nordic project where a NORDTEST method was defined and developed to determine the moisture buffering value of building materials and products.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDenmark
    PublisherTechnical University of Denmark DTU
    Number of pages78
    ISBN (Print)87-7877-195-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

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    SeriesDTU BYG-rapporter


    • moisture
    • buffering
    • hyroscopic capacity
    • indoor climate
    • relative humidity
    • moisture loads


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