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The effect of insulation, mode of operation and air leakage on the energy demand of dwellings in the U.K.

Nevrala, D.J., 1979
air infiltration | air leakage | house | insulation
Bibliographic info: 2nd International C.I.B. Symposium on Energy Conservation in the Built Environment, Copenhagen, May 28 - June 1, 1979. preprints, session 2, 99-110
Languages: English

Describes results of computer study of behaviour of 2 better insulated houses, one of rationalised traditional and one of timber frame construction. Compares their performance with a contemporary house. Provides most important results regarding mode of operation and effects of air leakage. Concludes that better insulation is effective energy conservation measure but heavyweight characteristic of insulated structures result in intermittent heating being a less attractive means of reducing heat demand. Air leakage, if not controlled, becomes animportant component of the total heat loss. NOTES in `Ventilation of Domestic Buildings' #AIC 492

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