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Temperate climates, warmer houses and built fabric challenges


Dewsbury, M and Law, T, Temperate climates, warmer houses and built fabric challenges, Procedia Engineering, 180 pp. 1065-1074. ISSN 1877-7058 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.266


The recent enhancements of the National Construction Code have reduced the amount of energy required to heat and cool Australian homes. To date, the result of these changes, within Australia's temperate and cool-temperate climates, is generally warmer internal temperatures. However, many of these warmer homes are presenting condensation and mould. This is demonstrating a general non-awareness of vapour pressure management within the Australian design and construction professions. This paper discusses research from the architectural and medical science disciplines. The paper identifies a significant gap in appropriate building regulation and building science knowledge within this field in Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:condensation, mould, human health, vapour pressure
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Building
Research Field:Building Science and Techniques
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction Processes
Objective Field:Residential Construction Processes
Author:Dewsbury, M (Dr Mark Dewsbury)
Author:Law, T (Dr Tim Law)
ID Code:116951
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2017-05-25
Last Modified:2018-06-25
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