Retrofit : Volume 6 Issue 1 2017
36 • RETROFIT AUSTRALIA • VOLUME 6 NUMBER 1 | 2017 keeping buildings airtight BY SEAN MAXWELL, PRESIDENT, AIR INFILTRATION AND VENTILATION ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA | Building Air Tightness When energy efficiency experts mention ‘making buildings more airtight’, they are often met with concerned side glances that are rooted in an apparent fear of suffocation – no-one wants to live or work in a sealed bubble. But when we talk about air sealing, we should be speaking in terms that resonate with our true aims. We are simply trying to control where air moves through the building to save energy, safeguard health and improve comfort.
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