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  • PublisherCIBSE
  • Product CodeTM23
  • Number of pages19
  • Publication DateOct 2000
  • ISBN9781903287101

TM23: Testing Buildings for Air Leakage

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TM23: Testing Buildings for Air Leakage

CIBSE TM23 Testing Buildings for Air Leakage

In the past buildings were 'leaky', and much of the required ventilation was provided by this fortuitous air leakage. Modern building construction however, aims to provide an airtight envelope in order for controllable ventilation to increase energy efficiency, eliminate discomfort from cold draughts, and prevent polluted air from entering. TM23: Testing buildings for air leakage describes how by understanding and appreciating the need for airtight construction in the early stages of design, building engineers and designers will achieve the high controllable ventilation standards demanded by clients. This publication tells you why you should be carrying out air leakage testing, sets out acceptable rates of air filtration, and explains what you can do if you discover you have a problem.

Contents:
 

  1. Introduction

  2. Aim

  3. Background

  4. Method

  5. Recommended air leakage standards

  6. Air leakage tests and infiltration rate