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Analysis of the suitability of mould growth models for the risk assessment of woodfibre internal wall insulation

Marincioni, V; Altamirano, H; (2017) Analysis of the suitability of mould growth models for the risk assessment of woodfibre internal wall insulation. Energy Procedia , 132 pp. 183-188. 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.752. Green open access

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Abstract

The UK has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. This translates into improving, among other measures, the energy efficiency of solid wall buildings, which requires the use of challenging measures such as internal wall insulation. Internal wall insulation can lead to moisture accumulation and mould growth at the interface between the insulation and the existing wall, if incorrectly designed and installed. Consequently, a thorough risk assessment is crucial for the design and specification of measures such as internal wall insulation. This paper presents the evaluation of mould growth models for the risk assessment of woodfibre internal wall insulation. The hygrothermal conditions within internally insulated solid walls were monitored and three models compared. The suitability of the models was assessed in relation to the risk of mould growth at the interface.

Type: Article
Title: Analysis of the suitability of mould growth models for the risk assessment of woodfibre internal wall insulation
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.752
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.752
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Keywords: Mould growth models, risk assessment, internal wall insulation
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10027672
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