Nov 28

WUFI® in New Zealand – An afternoon with the WUFI® creator by proclima HUB

Analysing the Risk of Moisture Accumulation and Mould in New Zealand Buildings

WUFI® in New Zealand – An afternoon with the WUFI® creator 

We are pleased to invite you to be part of this special, VIP event with the founder and developer of WUFI® software. Prof. Dr. Hartwig Künzel, is the head of the Division of Hygrothermics at Fraunhofer Institut Bauphysik in Holzkirchen. It’s an honour for us to host him here in New Zealand and we hope you can join us to discuss why and how we should increase the use of hygrothermal modelling in New Zealand.

During this event we will discuss, with other building industry leaders, how we can use international best practice to simulate the risk of mould in our existing and proposed buildings. It will also be an opportunity to meet Jesse Clarke, one of Australia’s leading WUFI® experts.

About Prof. Dr. Hartwig Künzel

Hartwig M. Künzel is responsible for hygrothermal investigations sponsored by industry and government. During his PhD work, Künzel developed the hygrothermal model WUFI® which has become an internationally recognized and widely applied simulation tool for moisture control in buildings. His research has helped to provide better understanding of the hygrothermal conditions in building envelope systems and their impact on building energy consumption, durability and human comfort.

Künzel has worked on numerous international projects supported by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the European Commission and several German Ministries. He is involved in the development of international guidelines and standards, e.g. chairing the national standard committee on moisture control and the CEN working group on hygrothermal performance of building components and building elements. Since 1999 Künzel has been a member of the American Society for Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), participating regularly in Technical and Standard Committee meetings on moisture management, insulation materials and climate data


12:00 am – 1:00 pm Catered lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Presentation by Hartwig Künzel

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Presentation by Jesse Clarke

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Q & A Session

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Networking with drinks and nibbles

  • Venue: pro clima HUB, Penrose, Auckland
  • Length: Half day
  • Cost: free, only by invitation
  • Complimentary refreshments
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