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dc.contributor.otherUniversidad San Pablo-CEU. Escuela Politécnica Superior-
dc.creatorFeijó Muñoz, Jesús.-
dc.creatorGonzález Lezcano, Roberto Alonso.-
dc.creatorPadilla Marcos, Miguel Ángel-
dc.creatorMeiss, Alberto-
dc.identifier.citationJesús Feijó-Muñoz, Roberto Alonso González-Lezcano, Irene Poza-Casado, Miguel Ángel Padilla-Marcos, Alberto Meiss, Airtightness of residential buildings in the Continental area of Spain, Building and Environment, Volume 148, 2019, Pages 299-308, ISSN 0360-1323,
dc.description.abstractalready established standards which aim to limit the energy waste through the envelope following the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive guidelines. However, in Mediterranean countries there is still a lack of knowledge in this field. An extensive study has been carried out in order to characterize the air leakage through the envelope of the existing housing stock in the Continental climate area of Spain. Results of 129 dwellings tested, including different typologies and periods of construction, are shown. Blower door tests were performed, and thermal imaging was used to locate leakage paths. Single-family dwellings were found to be more airtight than apartments, given that the mean air permeability rate at 50 Pa (q50) was 5.4m3/h·m2 and 6.8m3/h·m2 respectively. The mean air change rate at 50 Pa (n50) was 6.1 h−1 for single-family dwellings and 7.1 h−1 for multi-family housing. Nevertheless, great dispersion of results and extreme values were found. In addition, the influence of several construction characteristics on permeability results was assessed.en_EN
dc.relation.ispartofBuilding and Environment-
dc.subjectBlower door testen_EN
dc.subjectResidential buildingsen_EN
dc.titleAirtightness of residential buildings in the Continental area of Spainen_EN
dc.centroUniversidad San Pablo-CEU-
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