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Air Leakage Tests for the requirements of the LEED in two high-rise residential buildings

Hyun Kook Shin, Hyun Cho, Kwan Woo Kim, Hoi Soo Seo, Jae Hun Jo, 2010
airtightness | blower door | LEED | residential building
Bibliographic info: 31st AIVC Conference " Low Energy and Sustainable Ventilation Technologies for Green Buildings", Seoul, Korea, 26-28 October 2010
Languages: English

Air leakage test was carried out according to ASTM E779-03, Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage Rate by Fan Pressurization to meet the requirements of the LEED-NC v2.2(EQp2). Air leakage tests for quality assurance can be performed once all work on the air barrier has been completed and all windows and doors have been installed in two high-rise residential buildings. Test units selection was carried out in accordance with the following guidance, California’s 2001 Energy Efficiency Standards. That is, 1 in 7 dwelling units was sampled, and dwelling units were grouped for testing according to unit size and type. Finally, we completed pressurization and de-pressurization tests for 240 residential units and the final readings were a level of 0.87 square cm per square meter of surface area or less.

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