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Ministry of the Environment announces a Guide on Renovation and Repair of Buildings with Moisture and Microbial Damage - From theory to practice

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Original languageEnglish
Article number20007
Number of pages6
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2020
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventNordic Symposium on Building Physics -
Duration: 6 Sep 20209 Sep 2020


In 2015, the Ministry of the Environment in Finland renewed the legislation and the National Building Code of Finland. It released completely new legislation concerning repair design. This was due to widely known issues relating to the indoor air quality of private and public buildings. In the autumn of 2019, the Ministry of the Environment in Finland published a guide concerning the repairs of moisture and microbial damage. It is available in Finnish and Swedish. This guide is a follow-up of the Environmental Guide "Building Moisture and Indoor Air Quality Assessment", published 2016. It completes the series of guides for the execution of a project repairing indoor air quality issues, from a condition assessment to the completion of repairs and the implementation of the building. These guides lead through common practices and how these issues shall be dealt with in Finland.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland