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dc.contributor.authorSu, Bin
dc.contributor.authorWu, Lian
dc.contributor.authorMcPherson, Peter
dc.contributor.authorJadresin-Milic, Renata
dc.description.abstractThe most common indoor allergens and triggers for people with asthma and allergic rhinitis are dust-mites, moulds, pets and pollen. Allergens from dust mites and moulds are strongly associated with indoor microclimate. Indoor microclimate conditions are closely related to house thermal performance and R-value of its envelope. Based on the field studies of indoor microclimatic conditions, tests of allergen levels of dust mites and mould growth of a number of sample houses, this study provides physical evidence to identifies thresholds or ranges of indoor microclimatic conditions related to different levels of dust-mite allergen and mould growth, a correlation between dust-mite allergen levels and mould growth levels, the most common type of indoor mould and the minimum requirement of indoor microclimatic conditions to control indoor dust-mite allergens at an acceptable level and prevent indoor mould problem. The study evaluates indoor microclimatic conditions related to indoor allergens of the sample houses with different R-values in their envelopes in accordant to the requirement of the current building code for New Zealand Climate Zone 1 and 2 (New Zealand Standard 4218: 2009) and the previous building code (New Zealand Standard 4218:1996).en_NZ
dc.publisherArchitectural Science Association (ANZAScA)en_NZ
dc.rightsThe copyright in these proceedings belongs to the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA). Copyright of the papers contained in these proceedings remains the property of the authors. Apart from fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part of this book may be reproduced by any process without the prior permission of the publishers and authorsen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectdust mitesen_NZ
dc.subjectindoor allergenen_NZ
dc.subjectindoor microclimateen_NZ
dc.titleNew Zealand house indoor microclimate and allergensen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holder© 2020, All rights reserved and published by The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Australiaen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120202 Building Science and Techniquesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSu, B., Wu, L., McPherson, P., & Jadresin-Milic, R. (2020). New Zealand House Indoor Microclimate and Allergens. The 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 25-28 November 2020 (pp. 795-804).en_NZ
unitec.publication.title54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 25-28 November 2020en_NZ
unitec.conference.title54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 25-28 November 2020en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgArchitectural Science Association (ANZAScA)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeMelbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_NZ

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