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Managing Risk with Building Envelope Commissioning
Engineering
Wednesday September 14 2016

Managing Risk with Building Envelope Commissioning

Imagine we are standing on the roof of a recently-built aquatic centre, where the owner says the HVAC system cannot maintain the proper indoor environment.

Do Passive Houses Cause Health Problems?
Residential
Tuesday August 4 2015

Do Passive Houses Cause Health Problems?

Passive Houses are lauded for their low energy use, but does that come at the expense of occupant health?

Australia Starting to Enter the Air Tightness Discussion
Engineering
Friday June 26 2015

Australia Starting to Enter the Air Tightness Discussion

While the subject of air infiltration or ‘whole building air tightness’ design and construction is common across Europe and North America where it is legislated and...

Striking a Balance for Healthy ‘Air Tight’ Buildings
Buildings
Monday April 20 2015

Striking a Balance for Healthy ‘Air Tight’ Buildings

We tend to think of energy efficient buildings as being ‘air tight,’ but this is not actually the desired outcome.