Bluetooth® Temperature and Humidity Logger Enables Mold-Risk Prediction and Prevention
Greg Lowitz, Buildera
PDF (10 MB), 11 Pages, 13 Figures
Predicting mold risk in water-damaged structures is key to mold prevention. Using a three-step process, this application note illustrates how wireless logging predicted mold risk following a roof leak in an upscale apartment complex. Over a two-month period, a Bluetooth temperature and humidity logger continuously recorded the ambient temperature and moisture of the affected dwelling. Using a smartphone to retrieve the recorded samples, relative humidity and humidity ratio were important predictors of mold risk and time-to-mold. Correlating humidity parameters to distinct remediation phases such as demolition, drying, and reconstruction was also possible. The wireless connection reduced the need to frequently enter the dwelling to download data, which minimized worker disruption and tenant security concerns. As a result of vigilant monitoring to predict mold risk, the property owner and tenants averted a serious mold problem.
IEEE and ASHRAE Reference Formats
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IEEE Reference Format
G. E. Lowitz, "Buildera Application Note AN-15004 | Bluetooth® Temperature and Humidity Logger Enables Mold-Risk Prediction and Prevention," Buildera, Redwood City, CA, Publication Number BD-AN-90300-15004EN Ver 1.0, pp. 1-11, 10 Mar 2015. [PDF]. Available: http://www.buildera.com/bluetooth-temperature-humidity-logger-mold-prediction-prevention-an-15004/
ASHRAE Reference Format
Lowitz, G.E. 2015. Buildera Application Note AN-15004 | Bluetooth® Temperature and Humidity Logger Enables Mold-Risk Prediction and Prevention. Publication Number BD-AN-90300-15004EN Ver 1.0. Redwood City, CA: Buildera. http://www.buildera.com/bluetooth-temperature-humidity-logger-mold-prediction-prevention-an-15004/