Could Climate Change Increase The Risk Of Mold In Housing?

Pamela Cabrera of our New York office is discussing the question "Could Climate Change Increase The Risk Of Mold In Housing?" along with speakers Holly Samuelson, Assoicate Professor of Architecture and Sara Tepfer, Research Assistant both from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 12:15-1:15 pm EST
Location: Virtual; note that pre-registration is required. You will need Zoom to attend this event. Register here >

Predicted changes in weather could make wood-framed residential buildings more susceptible to mold. In this presentation, the speakers will discuss research which combines state-of-the-art hygrothermal simulations and mold-growth computations with data on predicted weather changes in several cool-climate US cities. Their results indicate significantly increased risk of mold in many structures that were built in compliance with applicable building codes. These findings suggest that current building codes and construction practices are based on overly narrow projected climate conditions that may be ill-suited for future climate conditions.

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