Defining design parameters and criteria for the avoidance of moisture-related problems within current Chilean buildings

Sarce, F; Lanata, C; Giacaman, A; Altamirano, H


A preliminary assessment of the new Moisture Assessment Tool (MAT) developed by the Chilean Ministry of Housing and Urbanism (MINVU) was carried out for 36 Provinces along the 9 thermal zones defined for the Chilean territory. Calculations were conducted in accordance with ISO 13788 and the Chilean standard NCh 1973, complemented with the ADF moisture criteria and benchmarked with Passivhaus hygiene requirements. The fRsi values estimated by the MAT methods were successfully determined and found to agree with Passivhaus criteria for almost every thermal zone. This research provides theoretical insight to adjust climate-dependent design parameters and criteria to improve the methods and calculations for the avoidance of condensation and mould growth.

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Fecha de publicación: 2021