Mark XI Energy Research Project : Air-Tightness and Air- Infiltration Measurements

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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Research Note
ISSN0701-5232
Volume162
Pages21
Subjectenergy conservation; air infiltration; air tightness; detached houses; Air and vapour barriers; Air flow/Wind pressure
AbstractThis note is one of a series of reports on studies conducted on the Mark XI houses. These homes have been the subject of a joint project between DBR and the Housing and Urban Development Association of Canada (HUDAC). The fan pressurization method was used to measure the air tightness of all four houses. The upgraded houses were found to be significantly tighter than the standard house. Tracer gas was used to determine the air infiltration rates of the standard house and one upgraded house. At low wind speeds the infiltration rate was found to be proportional to the inside to outside temperature difference. At higher wind speeds temperature difference becomes less significant.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi Disponible en Français: Projet de recherche sur l'économie d'énergie Mark XI : évaluation de l'étanché ité et de l'infiltration d'air
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IdentifierBRN-162
NRC number3954
NPARC number20375177
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Record identifier2dc1667a-fa22-41e5-859d-362c0c9df5e7
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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