Experimental research on temperature and humidity control performance of hwang-toh finishing

Kyu In Lee, Dong Woo Yeom

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This research analysed the effect of the ecological material yellow soil (hwang-toh) on indoor environments. To accomplish this, two full-scale mock-ups were constructed: one with PVC-foamed wallpaper, which is generally used for indoor finishing, and the other with hwang-toh, which is an ecological material for wall finishing. Comparison and performance evaluations were conducted, and the effects of hwang-toh finishing on an indoor environment were verified. Through this research, it was confirmed that a hwang-toh plaster finish is effective in maintaining the comfort humidity of an indoor environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-72
Number of pages10
JournalIndoor and Built Environment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 21 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Ecological material
  • Hwang-toh
  • Indoor environment
  • Indoor finishing
  • Mock-up

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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