28 Aug '15, 12pm

Hygrothermal Software Sometimes Yields False Results

Hygrothermal Software Sometimes Yields False Results

In short, there remain main several hurdles in the way of software developers struggling to bring us closer to a golden age in which designers and architects can enter the details of a proposed design, push a button, and discover whether the proposed building will develop moisture problems. PHIUS and WUFI, sitting in a tree In a separate presentation at the Westford Symposium, Hartwig Künzel, the head of the Division of Hygrothermics at Fraunhofer Institute In Building Physics in Holzkirchen, Germany, discussed “Bavarian Castles, WUFI and the Design of Buildings.” Künzel is the developer of WUFI — the father of WUFI, if you will. In his presentation, Künzel listed the reasons why WUFI is a useful tool for building designers, in a way that appeared to contrast WUFI with PHPP (the Passive House A residential building construction standard requiring very low levels of air lea...

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