air leakage

This guide, released by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), focuses on energy efficiency issues and users’ discomfort related to the air leakage of floor plenums (void between a building’s floor structure and a raised access floor, used for distributing conditioned air to the spaces above), and recommends worst acceptable criteria. According to the document, appropriate limits should be included within design specifications and measured on site to demonstrate compliance.
Post date: 1 Sep 2016
Type: Publication

This volume, is part of “CIBSE Guide B: Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration”, providing guidance on the practical design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The guide, released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), was published in five separate chapters.    The specific chapter:
Post date: 5 Jul 2016
Type: Publication

The TightVent Europe Newsletter aims to keep you regularly informed about developments regarding building and ductwork airtightness, including policy issues, publications, events, innovative technologies, case studies, research activities etc.  
Post date: 23 Jun 2016
Type: Publication

This guide outlines key construction details when building a new home (commonly identified as requiring further guidance during multiple site inspections) as well as good practice for delivering them. Overall, the book aims to improve the quality of new homes built, focusing on comfort levels and energy bills and assists builders improve site processes to deliver better performing homes and reduce the risk of condensation and mould growth, excessive heat loss and failure to meet building regulations. 
Post date: 6 Oct 2015
Type: Publication

This guide, released by the  Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), provides information on how to design and build buildings to achieve their airtightness targets. It is intended for architects, building service designers, energy assessors, builders, services installers, fire sealers, airtightness testers, building control officers, building owners and building occupiers.The document is available to download at:
Post date: 10 Sep 2015
Type: Publication

This report provides guidance on understanding the air leakage requirements in the 2012 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and gives suggestions on how to meet the air sealing measures. It also provides information from Building America’s Air Sealing Guide, Best Practices and case studies on homes that are currently meeting the provisions.  The guide is divided into 8 chapters:
Post date: 10 Aug 2015
Type: Publication

This article presents the Swedish experience with the implementation of quality ductwork systems and describes the requirements introduced in the AMA (General material and workmanship specifications) quality assurance system based on subsequent partial testing. 
Post date: 3 Jun 2015
Type: Publication

This issue’s main focus, which was directed by the Institute’s Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC), explains the refinements in thermal (or infrared) imaging and how the use of such technology can offer building professionals ways in which to improve the performance of their buildings. February’s theme is “Seeing (Infra)Red in Building Enclosures: Investigating Moisture Problems with Thermal Imaging,” and contains the following articles in the jouranl:  
Post date: 17 Feb 2014
Type: Publication