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Air infiltration problems in ventilation systems.

Railio J. Saarnio P., 1982
air change rate | air infiltration | air tightness | ventilation | energy consumption | indoor climate | theoretical modelling
Bibliographic info: Proceedings of CIB W67 3rd International Symposium `Energy Conservation in the Built Environment' March 30-April 1 1982 vol.VI p.A31-41
Languages: English

Presents the latest results of air infiltration research in Finland. The aim is to increase the knowledge of the influences of air infiltration on energy consumption, ventilation and indoor climate. Briefly describes the principles of a calculation model for predicting the interconnection between airtightness and air change rate. Describes improvement of air tightness in Finnish buildings, with special attention to construction details. Discusses possibilities of draughtless and controlled fresh air intake through the building envelope.


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