ASHRAE releases guidebook on moisture control
ASHRAE releases guidance book on best practices for adequate moisture control.
ASHRAE releases a guidance book on how to best design
buildings with adequate moisture control. The book, ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 160,
Criteria for Moisture Design Analysis in Buildings , formulates design
assumptions for moisture design analysis and criteria for acceptable
"If the designer elects to perform a design moisture
analysis, the standard requires he or she to think about the interior
conditions that will be maintained in the building and the effect that may have
on building envelopes," Anton TenWolde, chair of the committee that wrote the
standard, said. "The standard provides a methodology for the first time to make
consistent design recommendations, such as the need, type and placement of
vapor barriers in any climate.'
The standard introduces criteria to handle rain, wind and
other exterior moisture weather loads. The cost of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard
160-2009, Criteria for Moisture-Control Design Analysis in Buildings, is $39
($33, ASHRAE members).
Visit the ASHRAE bookstore to order.