The Need for Improved Airtightness in Buildings

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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Research Note
ISSN0701-5232
Volume151
Pages7
Subjectair barriers; energy conservation; air tightness; air leakages; Air and vapour barriers; Heat performance
AbstractImproving the airtightness of walls, windows, floors and roofs is an essential step toward energy conservation in buildings. Air leakage should never be relied upon for ventilation or air supply and exhaust, for which a specific ventilation system is required. Paths of air leakage are described and measures to reduce leakage are discussed.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en francais: La Nécessité d'une meilleure étanchéité à l'air dans les bâtiments
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IdentifierBRN-151
NRC number1703
NPARC number20377876
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Record identifierbd3ea302-6092-4e0d-ab02-9efa4ba6a974
Record created2012-07-24
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