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Thermal and Hygric Inertia and Its Effects on Indoor Air Condition in a Traditional Asturian House: A Field Study

Department of Energy, University of Oviedo, School of Mining, Energy and Materials Engineering of Oviedo, 33004 Oviedo, Spain
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Presented at the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment (IRCSEEME), Mieres, Spain, 25–27 July 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(23), 1386; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2231386
Published: 29 November 2018
Thermal and hygric inertia are determining factors when studying residences habitability, most particularly when no HVAC systems are available. Since the Asturian house under consideration is a listed building that, due to its protection grade, cannot be artificially air-conditioned, such is precisely the case. When it was built, living spaces were limited to the ground floor (where social and working activities were to take place) and the first floor (where private family rooms were set). By contrast, the attic was the house store and both the entrance and the stairs were (and still are) passing areas. The results of the field study confirm the adequacy of inner spaces to the purpose they were meant for.
Keywords: hygrothermal inertia; envelope; indoor temperature; Indoor Relative Humidity hygrothermal inertia; envelope; indoor temperature; Indoor Relative Humidity
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Lage-Cal, S.; Folgueras-Díaz, M.B.; Luengo-García, J.C. Thermal and Hygric Inertia and Its Effects on Indoor Air Condition in a Traditional Asturian House: A Field Study. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1386.

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