The Dangers of Installing Air Conditioning in Historic Buildings

Padfield, Tim (1987) The Dangers of Installing Air Conditioning in Historic Buildings. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 432-439. [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

When air conditioning is installed in a historic structure a large difference in temperature and in water vapour concentration develops across the walls and roof during certain times of the year. There is then a serious danger of condensation and of soluble salt movement within the wall.

Item Type: Book Section
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Padfield, TimUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic building; air conditioning; temperature; threats
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 17:47
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2011 17:47
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/731

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