Energy conservation technology in housing

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ConferenceProceedings, "Building Toward 2001": 01 November 1981, Toronto, Ont. Canada
Pages7073; # of pages: 4
Subjectenergy conservation; housing; thermal insulation; air tightness; ventilation; thermal characteristics; airtightness; ventilation; house envelope; basement; logement (habitation); isolation thermique; etancheite a l'air; ventilation
AbstractMethods for improving the thermal characteristics and airtightness of the house envelope and basement are outlined, with some examples of features that will affect actual performance. The factors that influence ventilation rates are discussed including the effect of fans and chimneys on the air pressure differences and direction of air leakage through the house walls and ceilings. An understanding, by all concerned, of the interactions between the house enclosure, the equipment and services installed and the occupancy pattern is suggested as the best route toward energy conservation.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number20959
NPARC number20378453
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