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Moisture Performance Criteria for UK Dwellings

Altamirano-Medina, H; Davies, M; Ridley, I; Mumovic, D; Oreszczyn, T; (2006) Moisture Performance Criteria for UK Dwellings. In: (Proceedings) IEA-EXCO Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems, Annex 41 \"Moist-Eng\" Kyoto Meeting, Apr 3-5 2006. (pp. pp. 166-175). : Kyoto, Japan. Green open access

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The new ventilation regulations in England and Wales have introduced performance criteria for the control of mould. The UK Government\'s Building Regulations Research Programme has funded University College London (UCL) to investigate the extent to which these are the most appropriate criteria for thecontrol of mould in UK dwellings. This paper reports on the plans for this study which involve both field and laboratory related work. Some initial early work has already been undertaken and the paper summarises the progress to date. This initial work is based on analysis of data from a national study of England\'s Home Energy Efficiency scheme (Warm Front). Surveys were undertaken of dwellings and households participating in the scheme in five urban areas. Half-hourly living room and main bedroom temperatures and relative humidity measurements were recorded for two to four weeks (in the heating season) in approximately 1600 dwellings. This data is being analysed to investigate the typical relativehumidities that exist in UK dwellings and also any relationship that exists between these levels and the mould growth that was recorded.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Moisture Performance Criteria for UK Dwellings
Event: IEA-EXCO Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems, Annex 41 \"Moist-Eng\" Kyoto Meeting, Apr 3-5 2006
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information: Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 7th Sep 2007
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/4520
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