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Air-Tightness (Jargon Buster)

Air-Tightness (Jargon Buster)
About:


Definition:

AIR-TIGHTNESS

  • This relates to the ‘leakiness’ of a building.
  • The smaller the leakage for a given pressure difference across a building, the tighter the building envelope.

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25th February 2014

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Air-Tightness (Jargon Buster)
See Also:


GBE JARGON BUSTER

Theme

Airtightness List

  • Air Barrier
  • Air Exfiltration
  • Air Infiltration
  • Air Leakage Path
  • Air-Tightness (this page)
  • Air-Tightness Layer
  • Cellular Block
  • Cement Particleboard
  • Cross-Laminated Timber Panels
 (CLTP)
  • External Weather Envelope
  • External Insulated Render Systems (EIRS)
  • Parge Coat
  • Rainscreen Cladding
  • Structural Insulation Panel System (SIPS)
  • Timber Frame
  • U Value
  • U Value Envelope

NGS CHECKLIST

  • A90 Performance Specification
  • A94 Airtightness Test
  • A95 Infrared thermographic survey
  • P10 Sundry Insulation/Proofing/Fire stops
  • P14 Air/Wind tightness systems

GBS Green Building Specification

GBS Robust Specification Work Sections (RSWS)

GBS Robust Specification Clause (RSC)


GBE Shop


GBE CPD

  • Airtightness Building Elements (CPD) N#230

GBE INFORMATION


GBE Link


NGS SUPPLIERS


GreenSpecPRODUCT PAGES


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25th February 2014 – 1st December 2014

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