Building Airtightness: Are Results Repeatable?

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dc.contributor.author Croyle, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned 2023-03-19T07:43:48Z
dc.date.available 2023-03-19T07:43:48Z
dc.date.copyright 2023 en_US
dc.date.issued 2023-03-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/14906
dc.description.abstract Airtightness testing of buildings is a new practice in building commissioning. The goal of this testing is to help regulate and promote airtight buildings. An airtight building has many advantages including low energy usage, increased user comfort and a decrease in pollutants entering the building. When buildings are commissioned, they are only airtightness tested once. Little testing has conducted to evaluate variance in the airtightness of buildings, throughout seasonal and daily changes in weather. This research tests if the airtightness of a building changes throughout seasonal and daily changes in weather. As weather properties, such as temperature and relative humidity change, it is possible that the characteristics of the airtight assembly, such as the air barrier membrane, joints and sealants, will change. If there are notable changes in the airtightness of a building throughout repeat tests, the validity of a single airtightness test comes into question. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject civil engineering en_US
dc.subject buildings en_US
dc.subject energy en_US
dc.subject building science en_US
dc.title Building Airtightness: Are Results Repeatable? en_US
dc.type Poster en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Undergraduate en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US

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