Collins J.O.
Bibliographic info:
Proceedings ASHRAE/DOE Conference on "Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings "Florida, 3-5 December 1979

Reports two-year programme to evaluate the effect of air infiltration on the heating needs of 29 electrically heated homes. Air-change rates before and after retrofitting tominimize infiltration were measured by a pressure method and heat energy consumption and occupancy effects were monitored. Thirty similar homes were also tested for infiltration and retained as controls.< Describes the retrofit methods, their effect upon the induced air infiltration, the other data which are being collected, and the data analyses which are expected at the completion of the programme.