Temperate climates, warmer houses and built fabric challenges
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)).
Publication titleProcedia Engineering
Department/SchoolSchool of Architecture and Design
PublisherElsevier Science Bv
Place of publicationNetherlands
Event titleInternational High-Performance Built Environment Conference - a Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 Series (Sbe16), Ihbe 2016
Date of Event (Start Date)2016-11-17
Date of Event (End Date)2016-11-18
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