The use of dynamic and diffusive insulation for combined heat recovery and ventilation in buildings

B.J. Taylor, R. Webster, M.S. Imbabi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPublished conference contribution


Modern buildings, domestic and commercial, have attempted to reduce their energy requirements by improving the airtightness of the envelope and increasing the thickness of insulation. However, this trend has developed simultaneously with increased use of synthetic materials in construction, furnishings and decorations, which give off volatile organic compounds, and increasing living standards which result in higher indoor temperature and moisture generation rates within homes. The result has been a reduction in indoor air quality which directly affects occupant health and increasing problems of dampness in homes, particularly for the poor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Building
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a mini-conference held on 516 February 1997 at Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print) 0-1872126-12-X
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventSustainable Building - Abingdon, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Feb 19976 Feb 1997


ConferenceSustainable Building
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Bibliographical note

This study is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Grant
Reference GR/K23461. The authors’ are grateful to Mr C Weidermann of Camphill Architects,
Beildside, Aberdeen for supplying drawings and data for their dynamically insulated house.


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