Accession Number : AD0675615

Title :   A STUDY OF HUMIDITY VARIATIONS IN CANADIAN HOUSES.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF BUILDING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Kent,A. D. ; Handegord,G. O. ; Robson,D. R.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The temperature and humidity of the air in houses affects the comfort of the occupants and the performance of the building and furnishings. Very low humidity have adverse physiological effects and may cause damage due to shrinkage of moisture-sensitive materials. Excessive humidity may result in objectionable condensation on windows and within the structure in winter and deterioration of materials due to high moisture content. Actual field measurements are therefore of value as a basis for evaluating factors that affect humidity and for predicting indoor climate. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HOUSING(DWELLINGS), HUMIDITY), (*CONDENSATION, DAMAGE), SHRINKAGE, MOISTURE, CONTROL, VENTILATION, HEATING, INSTRUMENTATION, WOOD, DETERIORATION, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, CANADA

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE