25 May 2012, Webinar – The need for structured air leakage databases in energy conservation in buildings policies
15:30 Europe/Brussels

There are several initiatives to collect building airtightness data from field measurements whose number increases rapidly with the trend towards low-energy buildings. The objective of this webinar was to give an overview of the needs identified in several countries and reasons behind the development of air leakage databases. This webinar was organised within an AIVC-TightVent project whose aim is to facilitate the development of air leakage databases. 


  • Introduction and Context of the Webinar | Peter Wouters and Rémi Carrié
  • Opportunities And Challenges for Developing a Building Airtightness Database in the UK | Chris Knights and Dave Stephens, BSRIA
  • Reasons Behind the Development of WEB@SET | Andrés Litvak, CDPEA and Fabrice Richieri, CETE
  • Experience with the Development of an Air Leakage Database in Germany | Oliver Solcher, FLIB
  • Experience with the Development of an Air Leakage Database in the Czech Republic | Jiří Novák, Czech Technical University
  • Questions & Answers #1
  • Building Airtightness in Canada | Anil Parekh, NRC
  • Reasons Behind the LBNL Residential Leakage Database (RESDB)) Update V2011 | Rengie Chan, LBNL
  • U.S. Commercial Building Airtightness | Steven Emmerich And Andrew Persily, NIST
  • Questions & Answers #2
  • End Of The Webinar

For more information please view the recordings (relevant link provided below).