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Effects of Material Moisture Adsorption and Desorption on Building Cooling Loads
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Moisture adsorption and desorption (MAD) by internal building materials and furnishings can be significant in buildings. For many building cooling strategies, MAD may have overriding effects on building cooling loads. For example, natural ventilation of buildings in hot, humid climates has been shown to induce higher latent loads and higher room relative humidities during periods following the ventilation.
Fairey, P.; Kosar, D. (1988). Effects of Material Moisture Adsorption and Desorption on Building Cooling Loads. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from