THE SYMPOSIUM ON AIR INFILTRATION, VENTILATION & MOISTURE
How Tight Is Too Tight?
We've figured out how to build tight houses.
Now how do we make them livable?
by William Rose
"How Tight is Too Tight?" was the
title of a paper delivered at the BTECC
conference held in Fort Worth, Texas,
in December. At past conferences, the
problem was how to make buildings
airtight. Now that the experts have mastered
that, conference attendees were
asking-what do we do now? The bear
went over the mountain, the bear went
over the mountain...
Most researchers of building performance
network through BTECC (the
Building Thermal Energy Coordinating
Council). These researchers write standards,
product literature, and codes,
They initiate energy-conservation programs