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      Moisture decay in buildings and the impact of weather

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      1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021 (ICMB21)

      28-29 June 2021

      moisture decay, indoor moisture

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          Moisture levels inside buildings are influenced by many factors, including ventilation levels, daily weather conditions, seasonal climates, and material hygroscopicity. It is complex to discern the contribution of these factors in regulating moisture levels, and to quantify the capacity of hygroscopic materials applied on internal surfaces to moderate the indoor humidity, a process referred as moisture buffering. In this study, full-scale experimentation was performed on two single room test buildings (cells) to evaluate the role of moisture buffering at large scale. A statistical model was developed to extrapolate the impact of weather on the indoor moisture balance and to investigate the influence of hygroscopic materials in the room relative humidity. This is a first step into the quantification of the moisture buffering capacity of walls in buildings.

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          12 May 2021
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath
          Article
          10.14293/ICMB210016
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          1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021
          ICMB21
          Online
          28-29 June 2021
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