Control of air leakage is important

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 72
Physical description5 p.
Subjectair leakages; infiltration; exfiltration; wind penetration; stack effect; mechanical ventilation; vapor barriers; Air and vapour barriers; Building envelope; Air flow/Wind pressure
AbstractAir leakage has been common in most buildings, but with increasing standards of performance, the requirement for humidification in winter, and the trend to taller buildings it is becoming less and less tolerable. The positive control of air leakage can only be achieved by careful attention in design, with adequate inspection during construction to ensure that no weaknesses arise from poor workmanship.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Importance de la prévention des fuites d'air
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NRC number940
NPARC number20325548
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Record identifiera5ac3f42-c191-4fcb-9d72-0a483c6640ec
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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