Air Tightness of New Residential Buildings in Finland

Keijo Kovanen, Jarmo Laamanen, Timo Kauppinen, Lin Duanmu

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Abstract

The air tightness of 14 apartments in 7 apartment buildings have been measured. One of these buildings is called "low-energy building" where the air tightness has been taken notice. Also 10 single-family houses have been measured. Three of these houses are called "Passive house". The air tightness measurements have been made according to the standard EN 13829. In the standard the air leakage rate n50 indicates the tightness of building. In apartment buildings the n50-values varied between 0.3-0.7 1/h and the average value was 0.5 1/h. The low-energy building was not more air tight than the other buildings. In single-family houses the n50-values varied between 0.3-3.1 1/h and the average value was 1.9 1/h. "Passive houses" were much more air tight than the other houses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISHVAC09 Conference
Place of PublicationNanjing
Pages207-213
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event6th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2009: ISHVAC 2009 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 6 Nov 20099 Nov 2009

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Conference6th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2009
CountryChina
CityNanjing
Period6/11/099/11/09

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Keywords

  • air tightness
  • air leakage
  • building
  • passive house

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Kovanen, K., Laamanen, J., Kauppinen, T., & Duanmu, L. (2009). Air Tightness of New Residential Buildings in Finland. In Proceedings of ISHVAC09 Conference (pp. 207-213). Nanjing.
Kovanen, Keijo ; Laamanen, Jarmo ; Kauppinen, Timo ; Duanmu, Lin. / Air Tightness of New Residential Buildings in Finland. Proceedings of ISHVAC09 Conference. Nanjing, 2009. pp. 207-213
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Air Tightness of New Residential Buildings in Finland. / Kovanen, Keijo; Laamanen, Jarmo; Kauppinen, Timo; Duanmu, Lin.

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