Moisture ratio


Moisture ratio
A moisture ratio compares an amount of air to an amount of moisture.

A moisture ratio is a ratio that compares the mass or volume of air to the mass or volume of moisture contained in that air. In construction, it is an important consideration when designing a building for a certain climate. Nall (as cited in "References") called it one of "the most important climate variables for human comfort and building energy efficiency".

References

  • Nall, D. H. (2004-11). Looking across the water: Climate-adaptive buildings in the United States & Europe. In The Construction Specifier, 57, 50 – 56.

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