U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Moisture Control Guidance for Building Design, Construction and Maintenance

This document was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division. It provides practical guidance on how to control moisture in buildings.1 It is not a textbook, code or standard. Chapter 1 focuses on principles of moisture control: how water moves into and within a building and why the movement of water should be controlled or managed. Chapters 2, 3 and 4 provide profession-specific guidance for the design, construction and maintenance phases of a building’s life. To illustrate how core concepts and principles relate to each stage of a building’s life, each guidance chapter contains hyperlinks to relevant principles described in Chapter 1 and other related material throughout the text. Each guidance chapter also includes methods for verifying the appropriate implementation of the moisture control recommendations and a reference section that identifies additional related resources for readers interested in more detailed information.

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Monday, October 2, 2017
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October 2, 2017