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Park, S C (1991) Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling Historic Buildings - Problems and Recommended Approaches. TPS Preservation Briefs (24).

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The need for modern mechanical systems is one of the most common reasons to undertake work on historic buildings. Such work includes upgrading older mechanical systems, improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings, installing new heating, ventilation or air conditioning (HVAC) systems, or--particularly for museums--installing a climate control system with humidification and dehumidification capabilities. Decisions to install new HVAC or climate control systems often result from concern for occupant health and comfort, the desire to make older buildings marketable, or the need to provide specialized environments for operating computers, storing artifacts, or displaying museum collections. Unfortunately, occupant comfort and concerns for the objects within the building are sometimes given greater consideration than the building itself. In too many cases, applying modern standards of interior climate comfort to historic buildings has proven detrimental to historic materials and decorative finishes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historic building; Heating; Ventilation; Cooling
Subjects: English > Management and Case Studies
Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2008 12:52
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 10:16

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