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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Passive Hygrothermal Control Of A Museum Storage Building

Jorgen Erik Christensen, Hans Janssen

Abstract: For optimal conservation of the stored objects, museum storage buildings require a very stable interior climate, with only minimal and slow variations in temperature and relative humidity. Often extensive HVAC is installed to provide such stable indoor conditions, which results in a great amout of C0₂ emission. The purpose for this paper is to show that it is possible to reach the goal of using renewable energy for museum storage buildings by rethinking the strategy for the dehumidification design and in this way contribute to a C0₂ neutral environment. The solution is to construct a very airtight building and use concentrated dehumidification.
Pages: 1848 - 1854