Timusk J
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8th AIVC Conference "Ventilation technology research and application" Ueberlingen, West Germany, 21-24 September 1987

The construction and performance of a dynamic wall house are described. It is suggested that such houses function much like the traditional houses with leaky walls and active chimneys. Only here ventilation is controlled while a significant part of the energy required to heat the ventilation be lost. A model is proposed to explain how much walls function at relatively low ventilation rates. The approach promises to improve indoor air quality and thermal envelope performance at reduced construction and energy costs.