Simplified multizone blower door techniques for multifamily buildings. Final report

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This research focused on the applicability of (a) two-blower-door and (b) single-blower-door multi-zone pressurization techniques for estimating the air leakage characteristics of New York State multi-family apartment buildings. The research also investigated the magnitude of external leakage area in multi-family buildings and used computer simulations to estimate the effect of decreasing external and internal leakage areas on air infiltration rates. This research investigates whether two blower doors can be used to determine the ELA of the exterior envelope and the ELA of partitions. Two multi-zone versions of the single-blower-door pressurization method are also examined.

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This research focused on the applicability of (a) two-blower-door and (b) single-blower-door multi-zone pressurization techniques for estimating the air leakage characteristics of New York State multi-family apartment buildings. The research also investigated the magnitude of external leakage area in multi-family buildings and used computer simulations to estimate the effect of decreasing external and internal leakage areas on air infiltration rates. This research investigates whether two blower doors can be used to determine the ELA of the exterior envelope and the ELA of partitions. Two multi-zone versions of the single-blower-door pressurization method are also examined.

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80 p.

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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Two Empire State Plaza, Suite 1901, Albany, NY 12223-1253 (United States); OSTI as TI96001672

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  • Other: TI96001672
  • Report No.: NYSERDA--95-16
  • DOI: 10.2172/119942 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 119942
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc618813

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Simplified multizone blower door techniques for multifamily buildings. Final report, report, September 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc618813/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.