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TEC 23

Air Leakage In Buildings – Review of International Literature and Standards

Mark B Luther

This paper reviews the information available internationally on air leakage and testing of buildings, and reviews the systems and standards available. This paper and its companion paper TEC 24, originate from a Victorian study which gives an understanding of the issues and metrics of air leakage, and builds a case for further Australian research into air leakage of buildings.

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keywords: air leakage, blower door testing, building envelope, energy efficiency, exfiltration, fan pressurisation method (FPM), infiltration, tracer gas dilution method (TGDM)

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