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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