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Fuktproblem i chilenska småhus
Halmstad University.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Humidity problems and poor ventilation are factors that we associate with poor indoor airquality which are known to negatively affect health. Such problems have decreased with timein Sweden but, in other countries this is still a major problem especially during winter. InChile, this is most common in the central regions of the country, especially the Strait ofMagellan. This issue is primarily due to surface condensation happening indoors which bringsabout dampness which facilitates the growth of fungus and stains, foul odors, metal corrosionand more. This is due to a combination of poor ventilation and insufficient forms of heatingalong with buildings which have no insulation. The heating system in Chile, which isprimarily fuel stoves, amounts to approximately 80 percent of the total energy usage. Due tothe stoves not having a fuel diversion system, the fuel sometimes is contaminated with waterfuel increasing the pollution output inside buildings, especially in homes.With improvements to regulations to the building code in regards to health and safety since2008, the country has begun working to build safer accommodations that are well insulatedwith good ventilation, good heating system and decreased emissions to ensure that theoccupants’ health is not affected.

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2013. , 37 p.
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Building Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-24342OAI: diva2:685134
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Available from: 2014-01-28 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2014-01-28Bibliographically approved

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