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Air tightness v. air infiltration for Swedish Homes - measurements and modelling.

Blomsterberg A., 1982
air infiltration | air tightness | building code | ventilation needs | tracer gas | fan | house | modelling | pressurization
Bibliographic info: Proceedings of CIB W67 3rd International Symposium `Energy Conservation in the Built Environment' March 30-April 1 1982 vol.VI p.A11-A20
Languages: English

Measures air infiltration and tightness of Swedish houses using the tracer gas technique and the fan pressurisation technique. Uses a previously developed model correlating air tightness and infiltration to evaluate the performance of Swedish homes. Shows that it is difficult to achieve the recommended minimum ventilation rate according to the Swedish Building Code by relying on natural air infiltration. Most new homes do, however meet the Code's stringent air tightness requirements. A comparison with American houses show that Swedish homes are very tight.


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