Water damages in HVAC, tap water and sewage systems in cold climates

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Water damages in HVAC, tap water and sewage systems in cold climates. / Mattsson, Christian; Nordquist, Birgitta; Johansson, Dennis; Wallentén, Petter; Bagge, Hans.

Cold Climate HVAC & Energy 2021. Vol. 246 2021. 12001 (E3S Web of Conferences).

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Mattsson, C, Nordquist, B, Johansson, D, Wallentén, P & Bagge, H 2021, Water damages in HVAC, tap water and sewage systems in cold climates. in Cold Climate HVAC & Energy 2021. vol. 246, 12001, E3S Web of Conferences, 2021 Cold Climate HVAC and Energy 2021, Tallinn, Estonia, 2021/04/18. https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/202124612001

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T1 - Water damages in HVAC, tap water and sewage systems in cold climates

AU - Mattsson, Christian

AU - Nordquist, Birgitta

AU - Johansson, Dennis

AU - Wallentén, Petter

AU - Bagge, Hans

PY - 2021/3/29

Y1 - 2021/3/29

N2 - Water damages in buildings in the Nordic countries results in costs amounting to several billion Euros each year as well as a great deal of unpleasantness. The vast majority of the water damages cost in Sweden is caused by leaks from buildings services in the form of piping such as tap water, sewage, drainage and heating, as well as through insufficiently waterproof layers in wet rooms. The economic potential for making measures to prevent water damages on building services and wet rooms is enormous and savings could be used for other sustainability measures in the built environment. The aim of this paper is to review statistics of damages caused in cold outdoor climates. This is done by an analyse of empirical damage statistics by a literature review of both scientific literature and in retrievable cases from practical experience. The result will be a help to focus on the right damage types in colder climate and will make a foundation for future research on how to prevent water damages. The cold climate in the Nordic countries seems to be a factor for the number of water damages due to freezing that are described in the statistics and it could be established that the impact of the climate should be considered and that it need to be constructed and designed for in a larger extent.

AB - Water damages in buildings in the Nordic countries results in costs amounting to several billion Euros each year as well as a great deal of unpleasantness. The vast majority of the water damages cost in Sweden is caused by leaks from buildings services in the form of piping such as tap water, sewage, drainage and heating, as well as through insufficiently waterproof layers in wet rooms. The economic potential for making measures to prevent water damages on building services and wet rooms is enormous and savings could be used for other sustainability measures in the built environment. The aim of this paper is to review statistics of damages caused in cold outdoor climates. This is done by an analyse of empirical damage statistics by a literature review of both scientific literature and in retrievable cases from practical experience. The result will be a help to focus on the right damage types in colder climate and will make a foundation for future research on how to prevent water damages. The cold climate in the Nordic countries seems to be a factor for the number of water damages due to freezing that are described in the statistics and it could be established that the impact of the climate should be considered and that it need to be constructed and designed for in a larger extent.

U2 - 10.1051/e3sconf/202124612001

DO - 10.1051/e3sconf/202124612001

M3 - Paper in conference proceeding

AN - SCOPUS:85103595254

VL - 246

T3 - E3S Web of Conferences

BT - Cold Climate HVAC & Energy 2021

T2 - 2021 Cold Climate HVAC and Energy 2021

Y2 - 18 April 2021 through 21 April 2021

ER -