airtightness

This newsletter from the French "Observatoire des Bâtiments Basse Consommation" (Observatoire BBC) gives information on the airtightness of new buildings, based on a comparison between the buildings that have got the "BBC Effinergie" label  and buildings that did not get this label.
Post date: 29 Apr 2015
Type: Publication

This document provides guidance for the specific airtightness testing requirements for Passive House & EnerPHit certification, taking into account the existing differences in the calculations and methodologies when compared to the UK Building Regulations. The guide includes information on the testing protocol, the volume calculation and the test method. 
Post date: 17 Apr 2015
Type: Publication

The abstract submission deadline for the 36th AIVC Conference: "Effective ventilation in high performance buildings", to be held in Madrid, Spain on 23 & 24 September 2015, has been extended. 
Post date: 31 Mar 2015
Type: News

Article 2 of the EPBD recast defines a nearly zero-energy building as “a building that has a very high energy performance, as determined in accordance with Annex I [of the Directive]. The nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby”.
Post date: 10 Mar 2015
Type: Publication

The TightVent Europe Newsletter aims to keep you regularly informed about developments regarding building and ductwork airtightness, including policy issues, publications, events, innovative technologies, case studies, research activities,…   In this issue:  
Post date: 7 Jan 2015
Type: Publication

Post date: 7 Jan 2015
Type: Event

The TightVent Europe Newsletter aims to keep you regularly informed about developments regarding building and ductwork airtightness, including policy issues, publications, events, innovative technologies, case studies, research activities,…   In this issue:  
Post date: 21 Mar 2014
Type: Publication

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....
Post date: 18 Mar 2014
Type: Publication

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 savingsHow to draught proof your houseDraught proofing sash windowsStop draught with a draught excluderDraught proof your loft hatchProtect pipework from draughtsOther draught trouble spots 
Post date: 7 Mar 2014
Type: News