23 Feb '13, 1am

Air Sealing in Low-Rise Buildings

Air Sealing in Low-Rise Buildings

The challenge posed by multifamily housing stock is to understand conductive heat losses caused by movement through building cavities. This type of heat loss is most severe in multiunit buildings because of the large amount of interior surface area involved. It affects not only energy use, but tenant comfort and building durability as well. Traditional blower door diagnostics may not find the major problems associated with multifamily buildings. Computer programs don't easily allow for modeling the energy use associated with them. Visual inspections do reveal the same problems as those found in single family housing, but the extent of the problems take on a new priority in these larger, taller buildings. The treatments are the same, but more of them are required. Still, considering the high energy use of many of these buildings, the impact of these treatments on the fuel b...

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