A quantitative evaluation of airtightness measurement experiences
2014 (English)In: NSB 2014 10th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics 15-19 June 2014 Lund, Sweden: FULL PAPERS / [ed] Jesper Arfvidsson, Lars-Erik Harderup, Anders Kumlin, Bitte Rosencrantz, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
Evaluation of building air tightness based on field measurements is an important aspect in the process to provide good indoor environment and energy efficient buildings. The measurements are generally conducted by experts. To improve field methods for evaluation of building air tightness, experience of these experts can be useful. The scope of this paper is to problematize usefulness of methods for airtightness measurements, how and when methods are used and potential for future development. Surveyed Swedish and Finnish experts have valued the performance and usefulness of methods in the perspective of being used for singe family, multifamily, new, inhabited, under construction, renovation, leaky and air-tight buildings. They also valued the future potential, as well as their own level of experience and expertise, of the methods. Although the results of the survey were based on a small set of collected data, it indicated that the experts favored methods with their highest assessed experience and expertise, i.e. Blower door and Surface temperature measurements/Thermography. Potential of future development within quantitative and component methods was assessed to be positive in general and in particular for the favored methods.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
air tightness, buildings, field measurements, survey, ZEF
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100814ISBN: 978-91-88722-53-9 (TVBH-3061)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-100814DiVA: diva2:794253
10th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, 15 – 19 June 2014, Lund, Sweden
ProjectsIncreasing Energy Efficiecy in Buildings (IEEB)