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    Air Change Rate and Airtightness in Buildings

    Sherman MH
    Published: 1990

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    Information on state-of-the-art techniques for measuring air change rates. Many papers contain measured data on either airtightness or air change rates, some from large datasets. Papers also address the error associated with making field measurement using various techniques. 22 peer-reviewed papers appear in sections on tracer gas techniques, air exchange rate measurement, residential airtightness, multizone leakage, and comparison of techniques. For blower door contractors, researchers, specification writers, government agencies.

    Table of Contents


    Tracer Gas Measurement Systems Compared in a Multifamily Building

    A Numerical Investigation of the Constant Tracer Flow Technique

    Measuring Airflow Rates with Pulse Tracer Techniques

    Air Change Measurements of Five Army Buildings in Alaska

    The User's Influence on Air Change

    The Relation of CO2 Concentration to Office Building Ventilation

    The Northwest Residential Infiltration Survey: A Field Study of Ventilation in New Homes in the Pacific Northwest

    Comparison of Methods for the Measurement of Air Change Rates and Interzonal Airflows in Two Test Residences

    Results of a Pre-Field Measurement Program Fan Pressurization Comparative Test

    The Effects of Wind on Residential Building Leakage Measurements

    Fan Door Testing on Crawl Space Buildings

    Air Leakage Tests of Manufactured Housing in the Northwest United States

    Air Leakage Measurements in Dwellings in Turkey

    Investigation of a Fan-Pressurization Technique for Measuring Interzonal Air Leakage

    Airtightness Survey of Row Houses in Calgary, Alberta

    Airtightness Measurements in Two UK Office Buildings

    Methods for Measuring Air Leakage in High-Rise Apartments

    Simple Test Method for Evaluating Exterior Wall Airtightness of Tall Office Buildings

    Measurement of Airtightness, Air Infiltration, and Indoor Air Quality in Ten Detached Houses in Sendai, Japan

    Comparison of Different Methods for Airtightness and Air Change Rate Determination

    Airtightness Characteristics of Electrically Heated Houses in the Residential Standards Demonstration Program

    Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre's Guide to Air Exchange Rate and Airtightness Measurement Techniques

    Committee: E06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1067-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5128-4

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1451-7