The impact of airtightness on system design.

Author(s) : WAGDY A. Y.

Type of article: Article


80% or more of infiltration is due to the many imperfections that are designed or built into exterior envelopes. "Will we have enough fresh air to breathe?" is a concern about air-tightening the envelope. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62-1999 has taken care of that problem. Doesn't air tightening cause sick buildings? Joseph Lstiburek, member of ASHRAE says: "in order to control air, you must first contain it".


  • Original title: The impact of airtightness on system design.
  • Record ID : 2002-3150
  • Languages: English
  • Source: ASHRAE Journal - vol. 43 - n. 12
  • Publication date: 2001/12
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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