airtightness

Air Permeability of Building Board Material

This presentation discusses the air permeability of building board materials used in the airtight layer of timber structures. The laboratory test was performed of different samples: plasterboard, oriented strand board, cross laminated timber and surface coating participle board. The methodology of this laboratory test is described in the standard STN EN 12114. The significance of this work consists in determining values of air permeability of different building board materials. The plasterboard and cross laminated timber samples met requirement of air permeability q50< 0.1 m3/ (m2.h).

UK draught proofing guide

Which?, a UK website for testing household products and more, has developed a draught proofing guide that includes varied information such as:

  • What is draught proofing?
  • Draught proofing costs and savings
  • How to draught proof your house
  • Draught proofing sash windows
  • Stop draught with a draught excluder
  • Draught proof your loft hatch
  • Protect pipework from draughts
  • Other draught trouble spots

 

The 35th AIVC conference : 'Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance' - Call for abstracts deadline 15 March 2014

A second announcement has been made for the 35th AIVC conference : 'Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance' which takes place in Poznań, Poland together with the 4th TightVent and the 2nd venticool conferences September 24-25, 2014.


Important dates:

 

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 March 2014

 

  • Confirmation of acceptance: 1 May 2014

 

  • Submission of papers: 30 June 2014

 

34th AIVC conference, 2013 - Summary of the airtightness track

Over 160 people attended the joint 34th AIVC, 3rd TightVent, 1st venticool and 2nd Cool Roofs Conference held in Athens, Greece on 25-26 September, 2013. The conference focused on research, technologies, policies and market transformation which optimally employ proper mitigation and adaptation techniques with the aim to reduce the energy consumption of buildings and improve the urban microclimate.

35th AIVC conference: 'Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance' Poland: 24-25 September 2014

The 35th AIVC conference : 'Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance' will be held in Poznan, Poland together with the 4th TightVent and the 2nd venticool conferences in September 24-25, 2014.

 

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