Railio J. Seppanen O.
Bibliographic info:
Preprint ASHRAE 1984 Annual Meeting Kansas City USA 17-20 June 1984 12pp. 12 figs. 5 refs. #DATE 17:06:1984 in English

Energy consumption due to ventilation and air infiltration has been estimated to be 30-50% of the total energy use in Finnish high rise residential buildings. While natural ventilation was common in earlier buildings, central mechanical ventilation systems have become predominant during recent decades. Presents a typical energy balance in an apartment building. The heat loss due to ventilation and infiltration appears to be 0.5-0.7 ach.