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

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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
Ojanen, Tuomo ; Airaksinen, Miimu. / Moisture performance of energy efficient building envelopes. Proceedings of the 7PHN Sustainable Cities and Buildings Conference (Passiv Hus Norden): BYG Rapport R-334. 2015.
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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. 7PHN Sustainable Cities and Buildings, Copenhagen, Denmark, 20/08/15.

Moisture performance of energy efficient building envelopes. / Ojanen, Tuomo; Airaksinen, Miimu.

Proceedings of the 7PHN Sustainable Cities and Buildings Conference (Passiv Hus Norden): BYG Rapport R-334. 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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