• Air leakage paths in buildings: Typical locations and implications for the air change rate 

      Gullbrekken, Lars; Bunkholt, Nora Schjøth; Geving, Stig; Rüther, Petra (Peer reviewed; Conference object; Journal article, 2020)
      The harsh Norwegian climate requires buildings designed to high standards. An airtight building envelope is crucial to achieve an energy efficient building and to avoid moisture problems. Results from the SINTEF Building ...
    • Design for Disassembly (DfD) in construction industry: a literature mapping and analysis of the existing designs 

      Ostapska-Luczkowska, Katarzyna; Gradeci, Klodian; Rüther, Petra (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      A systematic search of scientific literature on the topic of Design for Disassembly (DfD) in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry was performed with a special focus on study cases. The results ...
    • Durability Evaluation of Adhesive Tapes for Building Applications 

      Fufa, Selamawit Mamo; Labonnote, Nathalie; Frank, Susanne Gabriele Martha; Rüther, Petra; Jelle, Bjørn Petter (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      In the building sector, various adhesive materials are experiencing an increased usage for sealing of overlaps and joints between most commonly used building materials, around penetrations, pipes and windows for increasing ...
    • Durability of traditional clamped joints in the vapour barrier layer: Experimental and numerical analysis 

      Gullbrekken, Lars; Gradeci, Klodian; Norvik, Øyvind Siksjø; Rüther, Petra; Geving, Stig (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Clamped joints of wood frame buildings are a traditional way in Norway to attain airtight joints for the air and vapour barrier. Numerous defects registered in the SINTEF Building Defects Archive related to air leakage ...
    • Effect of forced convection on the hygrothermal performance of a wood frame wall with wood fibre insulation 

      Bunkholt, Nora Schjøth; Rüther, Petra; Gullbrekken, Lars; Geving, Stig (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Wood-based thermal insulation materials have interesting hygroscopic characteristics because of their high moisture capacity. The present paper investigates the moisture conditions in wood-frame walls with wood fibre thermal ...
    • Impact of Climate Change in Building Envelope Design: The Performance to Withstand Mould Growth 

      Gradeci, Klodian; Nocente, Alessandro; Labonnote, Nathalie; Rüther, Petra (Chapter; Conference object, 2020)
      Mould growth is abiodeterioration phenomenonthat jeopardizesthe integrity, functionality and durability of building envelopes. The performance to withstand biodeterioration depends on the critical hygrothermal conditions ...
    • Investigations of Accelerated Climate Aged Wood Substrates by Fourier Transform Infrared Radiation Material Characterization 

      Jelle, Bjørn Petter; Rüther, Petra; Hovde, Per Jostein (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) material characterization by applying the attenuated total reflectance (ATR) experimental technique represents a powerful measurement tool. The ATR technique may be applied on both solid ...
    • Microclimate measurements in ventilated air gaps – instrumentation and first results 

      Rüther, Petra; Oksavik, Odne Andreas; Nocente, Alessandro; Gullbrekken, Lars (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      To achieve energy efficient buildings, the requirements for air tightness in Norway were strengthened in the recent years. Thus, the use of tape for tightening connections and overlaps in the wind barrier and vapour barrier ...
    • Nye muligheter for verdiskaping i Norge 

      Størseth, Trond Røvik; Kaspersen, Jon Harald; Størseth, Trond Røvik; Kaspersen, Jon Harald; Sletta, Håvard; Skjermo, Jorunn; Hagemann, Andreas; Sheridan, Edel; Røkke, Nils; Sørum, Lars; Shmueli, Andrea; Rødseth, Ørnulf J.; Kvamstad-Lervold, Beate; Lødeng, Rune; Tschentscher, Roman; Bjørgen, Astrid; Heyn, Richard; Dahl, Nina; Ringdalen, Eli; Hovland, Jon; Helness, Herman; Handå, Aleksander; Grande, Carlos A.; Wærnes, Ole; Høgaas, Per Helge; Alnæs, Lisbeth; Eidem, Per A.; Røkke, Nils; Bruaset, Stian; Sivertsen, Edvard; Rüther, Petra; Time, Berit; Slapø, Fredrik (SINTEF rapporter;, Research report, 2019-08)
      Denne rapporten er levert av SINTEF på oppdrag fra NHO. Den er en del av et større utredningsarbeid – «Veikart for fremtidens næringsliv». I dette arbeidet deltar SINTEF med beskrivelser og analyser knyttet til sentrale ...
    • Predominant Climate Exposure Strains - Thermal Degradation Testing Compared to Historical and Future Climate Scenarios 

      Rüther, Petra; Gradeci, Klodian; Sletnes, Malin (Chapter; Conference object, 2020)
      The service life of a building or structure is often presumed to be 60 years. Products used in the building envelope are often covered by a facade material on the exterior side. Hence, the failure of these products is not ...
    • Studies of Wooden Cladding Materials Degradation by Spectroscopy 

      Gupta, Barun Shankar; Jelle, Bjørn Petter; Hovde, Per Jostein; Rüther, Petra (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Claddings or façades are the outer part of building envelopes. In this study, wooden claddings are exposed to natural and accelerated weathering. The natural climate exposure was performed at a field test site located in ...
    • The potential of decision support systems for more sustainable and intelligent constructions: a short overview 

      Labonnote, Nathalie; Skaar, Christofer; Rüther, Petra (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Up to now, the performance-based concept has been very rarely extended from engineering phase to other phases within the building process. To achieve more sustainable and more intelligent constructions, the construction ...
    • Unngå at vinduene blir boligens kjøleelement 

      Asphaug, Silje Kathrin; Rüther, Petra; Gullbrekken, Lars (Journal article, 2022)
      Det er flere gode grunner til å velge vinduer med trelags isolerglass fremfor tolags. Sparte kroner og økt komfort er kanskje de viktigste for boligeiere.