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    Moisture Interactions in Light-Frame Housing: A Review

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    Though airchange or infiltration can significantly affect energy use, altering interior moisture can influence energy use as well as other performance characteristics. An assessment of the moisture interaction is made as related to health and comfort of the occupants, fire safety, durability and maintainability, and design and construction of light-frame housing. A discussion of significant interactions includes shortcomings and recommendations.


    housing, frame construction, moisture, air infiltration, air change rates, residences, health, durability, fire safety, measurements

    Author Information:

    Schaffer, EL
    Project leader, Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Madison, Wis.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.41

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27529S