Briefing Note 2: MVHR systems and airtightness improvements in domestic refurbishment

Phillip Frank Gower Banfill, Sophie Ann Simpson, Dennis Loveday, Keyur Vadodaria

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Abstract

Airtightness of existing homes needs to be improved when installing mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) systems in order to maximise energy savings and carbon emissions reduction. Retrofitted MVHR systems should reach higher performance standards, where it can be challenging to achieve the low air permeabilities for existing dwellings, compared to new build. The quality of workmanship is critical to ensuring the optimal performance and achieving energy and CO2 emissions reductions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProject CALEBRE: Consumer Appealing Low Energy technologies for Building REtrofitting: A summary of the project and its findings
Subtitle of host publicationA summary of the project and its findings
EditorsDennis Loveday, Keyur Vadodaria
Place of PublicationLoughborough
PublisherLoughborough University
Pages8-10
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-907382-68-0
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Buildings
  • Energy use
  • Retrofitting

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    Banfill, P. F. G., Simpson, S. A., Loveday, D., & Vadodaria, K. (2013). Briefing Note 2: MVHR systems and airtightness improvements in domestic refurbishment. In D. Loveday, & K. Vadodaria (Eds.), Project CALEBRE: Consumer Appealing Low Energy technologies for Building REtrofitting: A summary of the project and its findings: A summary of the project and its findings (pp. 8-10). Loughborough University.