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Temperate climates, warmer houses and built fabric challenges

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Dewsbury, M ORCID: 0000-0002-3607-3637 and Law, T ORCID: 0000-0001-9341-6977 2017 , 'Temperate climates, warmer houses and built fabric challenges' , Procedia Engineering, vol. 180 , pp. 1065-1074 , doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.266.

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Abstract

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

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Dewsbury, M and Law, T
Keywords: condensation, mould, human health, vapour pressure
Journal or Publication Title: Procedia Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier Science Bv
ISSN: 1877-7058
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.266
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© 2014 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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