Hidden in Plain Sight; Understanding Air Leakage and Innovative Technologies

Apr 16, 2018

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The effect of air leakage in buildings is misunderstood. Energy savings are not modeled correctly and are not the main reason to have an air barrier in a building. Building operation in various climates need to be understood and the performance of the material needs to meet the building needs. This presentation identifies some of the issues that need to be considered as you evaluate the performance of a building and the performance of the air and water control layers.

Laverne Dalgleish Executive Director, Air Barrier Association of America
Presented at: 
Building Enclosure Science and Technology (BEST5) Conference
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
BEST5 Technical Committee

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