Current approaches for mechanical ventilation of houses

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Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 15
Physical description6 p.
AbstractIn many ways the 1995 National Building Code (NBC) parallels and complements the CSA standard CAN/CSA-F326 in defining current approaches to mechanical ventilation in houses. Whereas F326 does not stipulate a maximum sound output, the NBC, for example, does: 53 decibels. The NBC gives details about the interrelationship of air intake and air output and the role various types of fans must play in houses that are either with or without a forced-air heating system. Houses without a forced-air heating system can also present problems in the even distribution of outdoor air.
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : açons actuelles d' aborder la ventilation mécanique des habitations
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NRC number9145
NPARC number20325555
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Record created2012-07-18
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