Airflow Performance of Building Envelopes, Components, and Systems

    Modera MP, Persily AK
    Published: 1995

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    Features the latest research on building air tightness from the foremost authorities in the field. 17 peer-reviewed papers divided into the following comprehensive categories:

    Air Movement, Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality -- Building air flows under complex circumstances, primarily larger buildings with multiple zones, and the challenge of pollutant entry from soil gases are presented in five papers.

    Window Air Leakage -- Four papers address the air tightness of various window systems. A new ASTM standard for measuring air leakage at different pressures and temperatures is described in this section.

    Envelope Heat and Mass Transfer -- Two papers deal with air flow and moisture in manufactured housing envelopes, and two papers discuss the interactions between conduction heat flows and air flows in the building envelope.

    Envelope and Distribution System Leakage -- Assorted measurement techniques are analyzed in three papers and one paper focuses on field measurement results.

    Table of Contents

    Modera M., Persily A.

    Measured Airflows in a Multifamily Building
    Heller J., Palmiter L., Sherman M.

    A Study of Ventilation Measurement in an Office Building
    Dols W., Persily A.

    Changes in Airtightness Levels of Six Office Buildings
    Reardon J., Shaw C.

    The Effect of Varying Levels of Induced Duct Leakage on Differential Pressures in a Florida House
    Hintenlang D., Kozik A., Oppenheim P.

    Assessing the Effectiveness of Slab Flooring as a Barrier to Soil Gas and Radon Infiltration
    Fowler C., McDonough S., Williamson A.

    A Description of the New ASTM Test Method E 1424, Used for Measuring Fenestration Air Leakage at Differential Temperatures and Pressures
    Kehrli D.

    Whole House Fenestration Energy Consumption as a Function of Variable Window Air Leakage Rates
    Kehrli D.

    Extraneous Air Leakage from Window Perimeters
    Louis M., Nelson P.

    Air Leakage Characteristics of Various Rough-Opening Sealing Methods for Windows and Doors
    Proskiw G.

    Airflows and Moisture Conditions in Walls of Manufactured Homes
    Carll C., Malinauskas V., TenWolde A.

    An Analysis of Moisture Accumulation in the Roof Cavities of Manufactured Housing
    Burch D.

    Impact of Air Infiltration in Frame Walls on Energy Loads: Taking Advantage of the Interaction between Infiltration, Solar Radiation, and Conduction
    Bhattacharyya S., Claridge D., Liu M.

    Thermal Performance Characterization of Residential Wall Systems Using a Calibrated Hot Box with Airflow Induced by Differential Pressures
    Goodrow J., Jones D., Ober D.

    Air Leakage in the Perspective of International Standards
    Ackerman M., Levin P., Wilson D.

    Measured Airtightness of 24 Detached Houses over Periods of up to Three Years
    Proskiw G.

    Uncertainties in Fan Pressurization Measurements
    Palmiter L., Sherman M.

    Field Comparison of Alternative Techniques for Measuring Air Distribution System Leakage
    Modera M.

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: E06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1255-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5310-3

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2023-5

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