Vleeshuis Museum: Antwerp (Belgium)
Understanding the indoor building microclimate means also verifying how the building interacts with the outdoor microclimate and how homogeneous this interaction is inside the building. As the hygrothermal dynamics influence both building users’ thermal comfort and state of conservation of movable heritage, it is essential, especially in historic buildings and museums, to combine both indoor building microclimate diagnosis and certification in an iterative process.
This chapter reports on a microclimate monitoring of Vleeshuis museum in Antwerp (Belgium). The onsite monitoring activities are intended at acquiring data for indoor microclimate diagnosis and certification. The building diagnosis was performed by means of descriptive statistics analysis, while the building microclimate certification, limited to the thermal comfort, was implemented on the basis of a certification model introduced in Chap. 6 of this book.
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