Achieving Airtightness, Why and How: The need for joined up thinking for joined up building! - Salisbury
A new half-day seminar exploring the theory and practice of achieving higher levels of airtightness - how to ‘build tight and ventilate right’
Buildings that achieve higher levels of airtightness tend to also be built and executed to a much higher quality level. While airtightness is essential to ensure thermal insulation performs to its optimum and to reduce condensation risk, it must also be combined with an effective ventilation strategy, be it by passive or mechanical means.
At its most basic, airtightness aims to eliminate any unintended gaps or cracks in the external fabric of the building. Ventilation focuses on replacing the stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air to meet the occupant’s needs. The key is to ‘build tight and ventilate right’!