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In recent years, stochastic modeling has been increasingly applied to investigate the uncertainties of input parameters in hygrothermal simulation and the moisture damage risks of building envelopes. Generally, stochastic modeling requires hundreds or even thousands of simulations [...]

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Hygrothermal simulations are necessary to permit analyzing moisture performance when designing building envelopes. Owing to the high computing time and cost of the long term simulations, a common approach is to select representative year(s), the Moisture Reference Year(s), from a [...]

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As part of the Canadian government‘s recent drive to the "on Greening Government" initiative, heritage buildings forming part of the parliamentary precinct in Ottawa, Canada are to be retrofitted in the coming years to help reduce energy usage and decrease greenhouse gas emissions [...]

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Hygrothermal models are important tool for assessing the risk of moisture-related decay mechanisms in historic masonry structures. However, there are significant uncertainties in the process related to material properties, boundary conditions and quality of construction that effect [...]

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Despite progress in moisture control analysis, repairing moisture damage is still a considerable cost factor in the building sector. While there are many reasons for the lack of improvement during the last decades, inadequate moisture control standards are certainly also to blame. [...]

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In general, a building survey includes geometry, structure, construction, material and history. In historical buildings over the time the building structure and usage can vary greatly. If a room offers good conditions, it will be used accordingly. The usage criteria are not limited [...]