Scottish Energy Systems Group Seminar – 14 December 2011

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Moisture Impacts on Health in Current and Future Buildings

Moisture impacts on health is a continuing concern. This seminar will report on the results of a large research project focused on the impacts of wet appliance use and potential solutions. There will also be presentations and discussion on related monitoring programmes, latest building regulations in this area and potential ventilation control techniques.

Date: 14 December 2011
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Location: James Weir Building, University of Strathclyde, Room M329
Fee: Free

If you wish to attend, please email Sabeeta Ghauri at


2:00-3:00 EPSRC Project (Glasgow School of Architecture, Glasgow Caledonian University and Strathclyde University)

GSA – project overview; survey results
GCal – moisture control materials
UoS – modelling the impacts of moisture release, moisture buffering and ventilation
GSA – guidelines and recommendations

3:00-3:20 Measurement projects: The Glasgow House and Gilmour’s Close in Edinburgh Donald Shearer, GSA

3:20-3:40 Health issues Colin Hunter, GCal

3:40-4:00 Ventilation for moisture control, Andy Peacock, Energyflo

4:00-4:20 Section 3: current and future moisture/IAQ requirements Clyde Ashby, Buildings Standards Division, Scottish Government

4:20-5:00 Discussion


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