Stack effect in buildings

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 104
Subjectair barriers; stack effect; high rise buildings; air infiltration; air exfiltration; Air and vapour barriers; Air flow/Wind pressure
AbstractStack effect in a building depends on the difference in the temperatures of inside and outside air and the height of a building. The influence of stack effect is significant, particularly in tall buildings, during the winter seasons. This Digest describes the distribution of the total pressure difference caused by stack action across a building enclosure and interior separations and the many implications of the resulting air flow patterns.
PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en francais: Effet de cheminée dans les bâtiments
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number3967
NPARC number20329088
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Record identifier3a277cf1-57c3-4751-87aa-55eb3a330118
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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