Museums—which are often housed in historical buildings—require a particular climate: sensitive museum pieces need special temperature and humidity values, while visitors and personnel are nonetheless supposed to feel comfortable. This can be achieved by means of temperature control (Temperierung), a simple and effective method of heat distribution. Its main characteristic is the continuous heating of the shell of the building.
The book clearly explains fundamental aspects of interior climate and heating and the nature of temperature control. It provides et al. practical tips on operation, for instance, in the phase of fine-tuning, on measuring climate, and on installation and operating costs. Another chapter deals with supplementary building technology: ventilation, humidification and dehumidification, cooling and heating.