The Calculation of house infiltration rates

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Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
Pages5871; # of pages: 14
Subjectair leakages; air infiltration; stack effect; wind action; Indoor air; Air flow/Wind pressure; penetration de l'air; infiltration d'air; convection naturelle; action du vent
AbstractDuring 1960-62, DBR/NRC conducted air leakage measurements on two single-story houses built during the nineteen fifties using the tracer gas technique. It was followed several years later in 1967-68 by the measurement of the air leakage characteristics of their enclosures using the house pressurization technique. The results of these tests on the two houses were used to develop a procedure for calculating infiltration rates similar to the one recently developed for high-rise buildings. Also, research needs were identified so that the calculation procedure can be applied to houses of different design, construction and wind exposure.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NotePresented at the 1979 ASHRAE Semiannual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Jan 28-Feb 1, 1979
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number18028
NPARC number20375491
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