Studies on exterior wall air tightness and air infiltration of tall buildings

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TypeArticle
Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
ISSN0001-2505
Volume82
Issue1
Pages122134; # of pages: 13
Subjectexternal walls; air tightness; air infiltration; air leakages; high rise buildings; Walls
AbstractThe National Research Council of Canada has taken measurements of the air leakage characteristics of the exterior walls of eight multi-storey office buildings located in Ottawa, Canada. Varying in height from 11 to 22 stories, with curtain wall construction and fixed glazing, they were built during the sixties and early seventies. The results of the measurements are reported in this paper. A method for calculating infiltration rates caused by stack action has been developed and is applied to heat loss calculations using the measured wall leakage values.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAlso presented at the 1976 ASHRAE Semiannual Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA, Feb 1-5, 1976 and at the 1st AIC Conference : Air Infiltration Instrumentation and Measuring Techniques held in Berkshire, UK, October 6, 1980
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-706
NRC number15732
3900
NPARC number20375769
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