Airtightness of Buildings and Ductwork

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Renovation factors in Turkey: green energy, earthquakes and economic development

Earthquakes, buildings and green energy: Turkey’s balancing act   While Turkey is well known as a hot and sunny holiday destination, it also faces low temperatures, which means it has both substantial heating and cooling...
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OVERVIEW | Right and Tight: What’s New in Ductwork and Building Airtightness?

by Valérie Leprince (PLEIAQ), Maria Kapsalaki (INIVE), François Rémi Carrié (INIVE)   In the last decade, building airtightness testing has gradually become mandatory in Denmark, France, Ireland, Portugal and the United...
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Impact of Energy Policies on Building and Ductwork Airtightness

AIVC Ventilation Information Paper #37: Impact of Energy Policies on Building and Ductwork Airtightness   This Ventilation Information Paper (VIP), released by the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), analyses...
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Qualibat

Since 1949, the Qualibat association is a qualification and certification body for construction companies. Qualibat is accredited by Cofrac. More than 70 000 workers are qualified or certified by Qualibat.   In 2011, Qualibat launched...
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Syneole

Since 2010, Syneole (Professional trade union for airtightness testing) brings together companies performing airtightness tests in France.   Mission:   to represent, promote and defend the interests of airtightness testers; to be...
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Effinergie+

In 2007, the Effinergie association launched its first label “BBC-Effinergie” for new buildings, requiring a primary energy use of 50kWh/m² per year. The label was very successful and became mandatory for all new buildings under the 2012...
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The Independent AirTightness Testing Scheme (iATS)

The Independent AirTightness Testing Scheme (iATS) is a scheme created for companies (including sole traders and partnerships) that carry out air tightness testing activities and to provide reassurance to clients that the work is carried...
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Nano-coating to protect buildings against pollution

The organic pollution decomposing properties of titanium dioxide (TiO2) have been known for about half a century. However, practical applications have been few and hard to develop, but now a Greek paint producer claims to have found a...