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Wind speed in building airtightness test protocols: a review

Adeline Bailly Mélois, François Rémi Carrié, Mohamed El Mankibi, Bassam Moujalled, 2018
Building airtightness | measurement | Wind impact
Bibliographic info: 39th AIVC Conference "Smart Ventilation for Buildings", Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France, 18-19 September 2018
Languages: English Pages (count): 4

Since the 1970s, many authors have discussed the impact of poor airtightness on building energy use, indoor air quality, building damage, or noise transmission (Carrié and Rosenthal, 2008) (Tamura, 1975) (Sherman and Chan, 2006) (Orr and Figley, 1980). Nowadays, because poor airtightness affects significantly the energy performance of buildings, and even more significantly with low-energy targets, many countries include requirements for building airtightness in their national regulations or energy-efficiency programs. Building pressurization tests are increasingly used for compliance checks to energy performance requirements and may result in severe penalties (Mees and Loncour, 2016). Therefore, the uncertainty of the measurement results has become a key concern in several countries over the past few years. 

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