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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, 17-18 November 2016, Sydney, pp. 1065-1074. ISSN 1877-7058 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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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.

(Presented at the International High-Performance Built Environment Conference - a Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 Series (Sbe16)).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:condensation, mould, building regulation, vapour management, human health
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Building
Research Field:Building information modelling and management
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction processes
Objective Field:Residential construction processes
UTAS Author:Dewsbury, M (Dr Mark Dewsbury)
UTAS Author:Law, T (Dr Tim Law)
ID Code:124706
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2018-03-05
Last Modified:2018-08-02
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