Moisture performance of energy efficient building envelopes

Tuomo Ojanen, Miimu Airaksinen

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    Abstract

    The paper presents a collection of the results of projects where the moisture performance of highly insulated new buildings was monitored for a period of three years. The evaluation covered two new buildings in Southern Finland. The critical parts of the non-ventilated wall structures and the ventilated crawls spaces were monitored. Mould index solved using VTT mould model was used as the main performance criteria. The three year monitoring period of the two energy efficient buildings didn't show any possible mould growth conditions in any of the monitored structures or crawl spaces. There were no signs that energy efficient building envelope solutions would affect the moisture performance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7PHN Sustainable Cities and Buildings Conference (Passiv Hus Norden)
    Subtitle of host publicationBYG Rapport R-334
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event7PHN Sustainable Cities and Buildings - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 20 Aug 201521 Aug 2015

    Conference

    Conference7PHN Sustainable Cities and Buildings
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period20/08/1521/08/15

    Keywords

    • moisture performance
    • monitoring
    • mould growth
    • thermal insulation
    • low energy

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    Ojanen, T., & Airaksinen, M. (2015). Moisture performance of energy efficient building envelopes. In Proceedings of the 7PHN Sustainable Cities and Buildings Conference (Passiv Hus Norden): BYG Rapport R-334 http://passivhus.dk/wp-content/uploads/7PHN_proceedings/073.pdf