Improvement of airtightness in four schools

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleBuilding Practice Note; no. 34
Physical description7 p.
Subjectair leakages; air tightness; filling(jointing); retrofitting; Air and vapour barriers
AbstractAir leakage tests were conducted on four schools, before and after they were retrofitted, in order to determine the effectiveness of various measures for reducing leakage. Caulking wall joints will generally reduce air leakage and is worthwhile if the joints are accessible. Replacing leaky windows will also improve airtightness but may not be cost effective. Routine inspection of outside dampers of the air handling system can help ensure continued airtightness of schools.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-1849
NPARC number20377244
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Record identifier8497e185-1574-40bb-8e47-a98df3325d4a
Record created2012-07-24
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