Apartment Compartmentalization With an Aerosol-Based Sealing Process
Air sealing of building enclosures is a difficult and time-consuming process. Current methods in new construction require laborers to physically locate small and sometimes large holes in multiple assemblies and then manually seal each of them. The innovation demonstrated under this research study was the automated air sealing and compartmentalization of buildings through the use of an aerosolized sealant, developed by the Western Cooling Efficiency Center at University of California Davis. CARB sought to demonstrate this new technology application in a multifamily building in Queens, NY. The effectiveness of the sealing process was evaluated by three methods: air leakage testing of overall apartment before and after sealing, point-source testing of individual leaks, and pressure measurements in the walls of the target apartment during sealing.
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- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, Norwalk, CT (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- residential; Residential Buildings; CARB; Building America; Steven Winter Associates, Inc.; SWA; Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings; Western Cooling Efficiency Center at University of California Davis; Compartmentalization; air sealing building enclosures; aerosol sealant; apartments; dwellings; demising walls; multifamily
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