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Climate Control in Churches in Northern Sweden
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
Historiska Hus, Umeå, Sweden.
2009 (English)In: Proceedings Cold Climate HVAC Sisimiut, Greenland, 16-19 March 2009, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the extreme north of Sweden, the indoor climate and energy performance of 50 churches is being monitored in order to improve energy efficiency and to improve the indoor climate with respect to the preservation. The objective of the present paper is to investigate if and how both indoor climate and energy efficiency can be improved through better climate control. Three cases were chosen to study churches with no heating, permanent heating and intermittent heating. In each case the actual indoor climate was compared to climate criteria for preservation to determine the consequences in terms of climate control. The results show that there is a conflict between the climate criteria for preservation and the present use of the churches that cannot be resolved by technical solutions only. In order to come up with reasonable compromise research is needed on climate criteria and risk management at extremely low ranges of RH.

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Preservation, energy efficiency, indoor climate, heating, churches
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Energy Systems Building Technologies Cultural Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1183OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1183DiVA: diva2:461216
Cold Climate HVAC, Sisimiut, Greenland, 16-19 March 2009
Available from: 2011-12-02 Created: 2011-12-02 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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