Heat and mass transfer modelling for moisture related risks in walls retrofitted by timber materials.
This is the presentation given at the 5th IBPSA Italy Conference "Building Simulation Applications" (BSA 2022), regarding the hygrothermal behaviour of the e-CLT retrofit solution developed in the Horizon 2020 Project "e-SAFE". The presentation shows that in Milan (Northern Italy), a moderate mould growth risk occurs in the wood fibre, while no risk occurs in the CLT. The liquid water (LWC) kept inside the wooden materials increases the U value by around 10% if compared with dry materials. The presentation also discusses some issues regarding the reliability of the weather data and the hogrothermal properties of CLT.