Air Leakage and Ventilation
Unintended air leakage can account for as much as a third of overall space heating demand in both new and existing buildings.
A building with high air leakage is draughty and uncomfortable, loses heat very quickly and the indoor air quality is more prone to be affected by the outdoor environment in which it is situated. Conversely, a building with low air leakage is much more energy efficient but at risk of being under ventilated to the extent that it too could suffer from indoor air quality issues and almost certainly an inability to expel unwanted pollutants and moisture laden air which could in turn cause occupant health issues and damage to the building fabric.
It is vital therefore that we accurately measure the fabric air leakage of buildings and use this information to inform both energy performance and ventilation requirements.
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