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Realising air leakage in Australian housing

Luther, Mark 2007, Realising air leakage in Australian housing, BEDP environment design guide, vol. November, TEC 24, pp. 1-12.

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Title Realising air leakage in Australian housing
Author(s) Luther, Mark
Journal name BEDP environment design guide
Volume number November, TEC 24
Start page 1
End page 12
Publisher Australian Council of Built Environment Design Professions
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1442-5017
Keyword(s) air leakage
blower door testing
building envelope
energy efficiency
exfiltration
fan pressurisation method (FPM)
infiltration
tracer gas dilution method (TGDM)
Summary Air tightness of Australian buildings is a great unknown. Despite testing methods being developed and implemented in many advanced European and North American countries, this has not happened in Australia. This paper notes energy efficiency gains that can be achieved through tighter construction, and follows on from the investigation into testing methodology and literature discussed in TEC 23: Air Leakage in Buildings – Review of International Literature and Standards. Several domestic case studies are used to implement two accepted testing methods and aid to build the case for increased awareness of airtight housing in Australia.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 120202 Building Science and Techniques
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, BDP
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007493

Document type: Journal Article
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