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Carbon dioxide permeability of building materials and their impact on bedroom ventilation need. / Niemelä, Timo; Vinha, Juha; Lindberg, Ralf; Ruuska, Tiina; Laukkarinen, Anssi.

In: Journal of Building Engineering, Vol. 12, 01.07.2017, p. 99-108.

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Niemelä, Timo ; Vinha, Juha ; Lindberg, Ralf ; Ruuska, Tiina ; Laukkarinen, Anssi. / Carbon dioxide permeability of building materials and their impact on bedroom ventilation need. In: Journal of Building Engineering. 2017 ; Vol. 12. pp. 99-108.

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