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      Monitoring and Assessment of Atmospheric Moisture Imbalance: Elimination and Prevention of Condensation and Mould in Buildings

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

      28-29 June 2021

      residential buildings, retrofitting works, atmospheric moisture, condensation, mould growth, environmental monitoring

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          An innovative method known as Building Moisture Index (BMI) has been applied in hundreds of properties suffering of surface condensation and mould growth in order to quantify and rectify indoor atmospheric moisture imbalance. BMI system is a protocol, a method and a computer program that processes, assesses and reports environmental data in a fast, reliable and objective scientific-technical manner. An example is presented showing the causal factors diagnosed by the BMI code. The ventilation system was in this case improved, and moisture issues were automatically rectified, being this indicated by very high going down to low moisture imbalance scores, before and after installation, respectively. Following appropriate methods and protocols for environmental monitoring and assessment of moisture imbalance of indoor environments may support better retrofitting works to eliminate or avoid condensation damp and mould problems in residential buildings.

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          Conference
          12 May 2021
          Affiliations
          [1 ] The Property Care Association (PCA) & UCL IEDE
          [2 ] The Property Care Association (PCA)
          Article
          10.14293/ICMB210037
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          1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021
          ICMB21
          Online
          28-29 June 2021
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