Sustainable wooden envelope for subtropical regions - The realization and validation in Japan
Paper in proceedings, 2014

A vapor-open wooden building envelope for subtropical regions and its design optimization method, which considers environmental, economic and thermo-hygric aspects, were developed by the authors. As a case study, a test house (a detached residential building) has been constructed in Ohmihachiman (central Japan) and a number of temperature/humidity sensors were installed inside the walls as well as in the rooms. It was found that close communications among the designers, the constructors and the client is essential in order to realize a building with new features as it is designed. The hygrothermal model of the building envelope was successfully validated.

whole building hygrothermal model

Japan

Sustainability

Vapor-open envelope

test house

Author

Yutaka Goto

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

York Ostermeyer

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Karim Ghazi Wakili

Andrea Frangi

Naoto Ando

Holger Wallbaum

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

World Conference on Timber Engineering 2014, 10-14 August 2014, Quebec City

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Building Technologies

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Created

10/7/2017