Indoor moisture control of Auckland houses with different ventilation systems
Citation:Su, Bin. (2013). Indoor moisture control of Auckland houses with different ventilation systems. International Journal of Civil, Architectural Science and Engineering. 7 (10), 226-230.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2369
Auckland has a temperate climate with comfortable warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Auckland house design not only focus on winter thermal performance and indoor thermal condition, but also indoor moisture control, which is closely related to indirect health effects such as dust mites, fungi, etc. Most Auckland houses are designed to use temporary heating for winter indoor thermal comfort. Based on field study data of indoor microclimate conditions of two Auckland townhouses with a whole home mechanical ventilation system or a passive wind directional skylight vent, this study is to evaluate and compare indoor moisture conditions of two insulated townhouses only using temporary heating with different ventilation systems