How to estimate material properties for external walls in historic buildings before applying internal insulation

September 2018 - Posted: 11/14/2019

Before deciding how to improve the energy efficiency of historic buildings by applying thermal insulation, an estimation of consequences, e.g. changes in heat and moisture flux, must be made. In the EU-project RIBuild, attempts have been made to cluster historic building materials; enabling a user to choose an appropriate material and include uncertainties. Unfortunately, the decisiveness of properties depended on whether e.g. conditions at external or internal surface of the brick wall were considered.

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By: E.J. de Place Hansen and E.B. Møller
Editor: Tor Broström, Lisa Nilsen and Susanna Carlsten
Publisher: EEHB 2018