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Airtightness of the window-wall interface in wood-frame walls

Wolf Bracke UGent, Lynn Devos, Silke Maertens, Nathan Van Den Bossche UGent and Arnold Janssens UGent (2014) DBCM Conference Proceedings. p.562-572
abstract
Due to the increased focus on airtightness in the current building practice, a better understanding of air leakage rates through different building components and building interfaces is required. This paper investigates the airtightness of the window-wall interface in wood-frame constructions through a literature review and experimental study. Different wall setups, window installation methods and air sealing solutions were tested resulting in 20 different configurations. Air leakages rates ranging from 0.00 up to 3.66 m3/h.m at 50 Pa are measured and recommended configurations and installation techniques are discussed. The results show that a passive house level airtightness is achievable when using spray-in-place polyurethane foam or airtight membranes, if some general guidelines are followed.
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organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Wood-frame, Airtightness, Window-wall interface
in
DBCM Conference Proceedings
pages
562 - 572
publisher
DBMC
place of publication
São Paulo, Brazil
conference name
XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components
conference location
São Paulo, Brazil
conference start
2014-09-02
conference end
2014-09-05
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
5723367
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5723367
date created
2014-10-15 17:28:38
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:53:26
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  abstract     = {Due to the increased focus on airtightness in the current building practice, a better understanding of air leakage rates through different building components and building interfaces is required. This paper investigates the airtightness of the window-wall interface in wood-frame constructions through a literature review and experimental study. Different wall setups, window installation methods and air sealing solutions were tested resulting in 20 different configurations. Air leakages rates ranging from 0.00 up to 3.66 m3/h.m at 50 Pa are measured and recommended configurations and installation techniques are discussed. The results show that a passive house level airtightness is achievable when using spray-in-place polyurethane foam or airtight membranes, if some general guidelines are followed.},
  author       = {Bracke, Wolf and Devos, Lynn and Maertens, Silke and Van Den Bossche, Nathan and Janssens, Arnold},
  booktitle    = {DBCM Conference Proceedings},
  keyword      = {Wood-frame,Airtightness,Window-wall interface},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil},
  pages        = {562--572},
  publisher    = {DBMC},
  title        = {Airtightness of the window-wall interface in wood-frame walls},
  year         = {2014},
}

Chicago
Bracke, Wolf, Lynn Devos, Silke Maertens, Nathan Van Den Bossche, and Arnold Janssens. 2014. “Airtightness of the Window-wall Interface in Wood-frame Walls.” In DBCM Conference Proceedings, 562–572. São Paulo, Brazil: DBMC.
APA
Bracke, Wolf, Devos, L., Maertens, S., Van Den Bossche, N., & Janssens, A. (2014). Airtightness of the window-wall interface in wood-frame walls. DBCM Conference Proceedings (pp. 562–572). Presented at the XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, São Paulo, Brazil: DBMC.
Vancouver
1.
Bracke W, Devos L, Maertens S, Van Den Bossche N, Janssens A. Airtightness of the window-wall interface in wood-frame walls. DBCM Conference Proceedings. São Paulo, Brazil: DBMC; 2014. p. 562–72.
MLA
Bracke, Wolf, Lynn Devos, Silke Maertens, et al. “Airtightness of the Window-wall Interface in Wood-frame Walls.” DBCM Conference Proceedings. São Paulo, Brazil: DBMC, 2014. 562–572. Print.