airtightness

Building airtightness: a critical review of testing, reporting and quality schemes in 10 countries    
Post date: 27 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

QUALICHeCK FACT SHEET #54: Ductwork airtightness in France: Regulatory context, control procedures, results  
Post date: 27 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

The TightVent Airtightness Associations Committee (TightVent TAAC committee) was launched on September 26, 2012. Its primary goal is to promote reliable testing and reporting procedures.   At present the participants (TAAC members and guests) are from Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US.  
Post date: 26 Apr 2017
Type: Link

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Residential Diagnostics Database (ResDB) contains blower door measurements and other diagnostic test results of homes in United States. Of these, approximately 134,000 single-family detached homes have sufficient information for the analysis of air leakage in relation to a number of housing characteristics.
Post date: 19 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

Improving Building Envelope and Duct Airtightness of US Dwellings - the Current State of Energy Retrofits  
Post date: 19 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

6 years of envelope airtightness measurements performed by French certified operators: analyses of about 65,000 tests  
Post date: 19 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

Reasons behind and lessons learnt with the development of airtightness testers schemes in 11 European countries  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

This paper presents the new framework for the realisation of reliable pressurisation tests in Belgium and the provisions taken to widen the number of buildings where a valid pressurisation test can be realised. The pressurisation test is described in standards. In Belgium, the measured airtightness performance can be used in the regional Energy Performance (EP) regulations in order to improve the calculated performance. A few years ago, supplementary specifications to the test standard (NBN EN 13829) describing detailed specific elements of the test, were added to the regulations.
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

The major roles of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) are to disseminate information and to facilitate international collaborative projects in the fields of ventilation and airtightness. Seven projects have just been approved for the 2017-2021 operating period at our the last AIVC board meeting: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) metrics, ventilation requirements, airtightness testing, and performance of fans, residential cooker hoods, and heat recovery, are key issues addressed in these projects.  
Post date: 29 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

  The ECO-SEE workshop on "Energy efficient building materials for improved indoor air quality" will take place on 8 March 2017 from 10.30 to 12:30 in London, United Kingdom, as part of the EcoBuild exhibition.   The workshop will showcase the scientific and technical achievements of the ECO-SEE project, and provide the opportunity for interested parties to meet members of the project team.  
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
Type: Event