Building America Case Study: Field Testing of Compartmentalization Methods for Multifamily Construction (Fact Sheet)
The 2012 IECC has an airtightness requirement of 3 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals test pressure for both single family and multifamily construction in Climate Zones 3-8. Other programs (LEED, ASHRAE 189, ASHRAE 62.2) have similar or tighter compartmentalization requirements, thus driving the need for easier and more effective methods of compartmentalization in multifamily buildings.
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- Related Information: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE); Work performed by Building Science Corporation (BSC), Westford, Massachusettes
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- National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office
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- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; BSC; BUILDING AMERICA; BUILDING SCIENCE CORPORATION; MULTIFAMILY; COMPARMENTALIATION; BLOWER DOOR; BLOWER DOOR TESTING; AIR LEAKAGE; GUARDED TESTING; GUARDED LEAKAGE; NULLING; DEMISING WALL; AREA SEPARATION WALL; FIRE-RESISTANCE RATED ASSEMBLY; FIRE-RESISTANCE RATED WALL; UL U347; FIRE WALL; RATED ASSEMBLY; RATED ASSEMBLIES
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