Air leakage testing

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Journal titleSpecification Associate
Pages18; # of pages: 8
Subjectair leakages; testing; walls; windows; Air and vapour barriers; penetration de l'air; mise a l'essai; mur; fenetre
AbstractThe significance of air tightness on building performance and the factors affecting the air leakage performance of the building enclosure are discussed. The ability of the ASTM standard air leakage test method to check the quality of design and manufacture of factory-assembled walls, windows and doors, as well as the inability of the method to provide the building designer with quantitative air leakage data for calculating heating and cooling loads and designing smoke control means, is also discussed. For the latter purpose, leakage values obtained from air leakage studies on completed buildings are recommended.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number13759
NPARC number20374133
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Record created2012-07-23
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