L'énergie dans la conception des habitations nordiques

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/21273248
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleNote sur la construction; no. 55F
ISSN0830-8268
Physical description33 p.
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; cold regions; residential facilities; energy conservation; air infiltration; ventilation; costs; Sol
AbstractThe severe climatic conditions in the North (the region north of the southern limit of scattered discontinuous permafrost) and the high energy costs and consumption in northern housing are discussed. Ventilation and air exchange issues are reviewed in the context of current norms and standards. Formulae for air infiltration are applied to "tight" buildings in severe northern conditions; these indicate very high rates of air exchange. The combination of mechanical ventilation and natural air infiltration during severe conditions may result in an unexpectedly high rate of total air exchange. Northern construction issues are outlined in the context of energy conservation, and the characteristics of typical heating and heat recovery equipment are discussed. An overview of other energy issues is also provided. Current practices in the design of the building envelope in northern housing are described.
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PublisherConseil national de recherches Canada. Institut de recherche en construction
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LanguageFrench
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21273248
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Record created2015-01-05
Record modified2017-11-09
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