Moisture capacity of log houses can improve the indoor climate conditions

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    Abstract

    The hygroscopic capacity of timber can significantly improve the indoor conditions in log houses. Relative humidity of indoor air is, along with air and surface temperatures, a key factor for thermal comfort and also for perceived indoor air quality. The ability of timber to store moisture during indoor load periods and to release it back to the indoor air during unoccupied periods makes it possible to smooth down the indoor relative humidity variations by passive, structural means. This paper presents the numerical simulations carried out to study the effect of this moisture buffering effect in log houses compared to houses without available hygroscopic material.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication40th IAHS World Congress on Housing "Sustainable Housing Construction"
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event40th IAHS World Congress on Housing : Sustainable Housing Construction - Funchal, Portugal
    Duration: 16 Dec 201419 Dec 2014
    Conference number: 40

    Conference

    Conference40th IAHS World Congress on Housing
    CountryPortugal
    CityFunchal
    Period16/12/1419/12/14

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    Moisture
    Timber
    Atmospheric humidity
    Air
    Thermal comfort
    Air quality
    Computer simulation
    Temperature

    Keywords

    • log house
    • moisture buffering
    • humidity
    • indoor climate
    • comfort

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    Ojanen, T. (2014). Moisture capacity of log houses can improve the indoor climate conditions. In Proceedings: 40th IAHS World Congress on Housing "Sustainable Housing Construction"
    Ojanen, Tuomo. / Moisture capacity of log houses can improve the indoor climate conditions. Proceedings: 40th IAHS World Congress on Housing "Sustainable Housing Construction". 2014.
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    Ojanen T. Moisture capacity of log houses can improve the indoor climate conditions. In Proceedings: 40th IAHS World Congress on Housing "Sustainable Housing Construction". 2014