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Evaluation of the effects of expected climate change on the durability of building materials with suggestions for adaptation

T.G. Nijland, O.C.G. Adan, R.P.J. van Hees, B.D. van Etten
TNO, Delft, The Netherlands

Regardless causes of climate change, changing climate parameters, such as higher temperature, amount and intensity of precipitation, different wind regime, will affect the durability of materials used in the building envelope, either individually or combined. The current paper evaluates possible trends and tendencies arising from these changing climate parameters on the durability of building materials in the Netherlands, based upon four scenario’s of climate change developed by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, KNMI (2006).

Key words: Climate change, building envelope, durability