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Volume 12: 2013-2014

The International Journal of Ventilation, Volume 12, 2013-2014

The International Journal of Ventilation, Volume 12, 2013-2014

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Implementation of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) introduced the first legal airtightness regulations into the 2008 Polish Building Codes.
airtightness | Polish buildings | regulations | field measurements.
Airtight construction lies at the heart of achieving high energy performance in dwellings. But how well does it apply in new construction?
airtightness database | airtightness performance | dwellings
As strategies for improving building envelope and HVAC equipment efficiencies are increasingly required to reduce building energy use, a greater percentage of energy loss will occur through buildin
commercial buildings | energy | envelope airtightness | indoor air quality | infiltration.
Although standards for single-zone air leakage tests are widely used, there are no existing standards for several multi-zone cases including: 1) testing air leakage between adjacent zones or 2) tes
airtightness | multi-zone | uncertainty | air leakage measurements
This paper describes two recent applications of aerosol sealing techniques in buildings for improving indoor air quality and reducing energy required for heating, cooling, and ventilation.
aerosol | airtightness | duct | envelope | sealing
In 1998, NIST published a review of commercial and institutional building airtightness data that found significant levels of air leakage and debunked the "myth" of the airtight commercial building
airtightness | air barrier | blower door | fan pressurization test | infiltration | sustainable buildings