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Air barrier

Building assembly components that work as a system to restrict air flow through the building envelope. Air barriers may or may not act as a vapor barrier. The air barrier can be on the exterior of the assembly, the interior, or both.

air barrier

A membrane that acts as a resistance to air leakage.
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The design objective should be to install correct thermal, vapor, and air barriers, and also to ensure that the HVAC system allows correct airflow.
With a thorough understanding of air barriers, a qualified design team should have no trouble achieving 0.
For optimum control all models are fitted with a built-in Building Management System (BMS) interface as standard, meaning the air barriers can operate as part of an integrated energy management system for improved people comfort and control.
The movement of air and vapor into the interior of wall assemblies is controlled by two different materials: moisture barriers and air barriers.
Workshops will include air barriers, acrylic waterborne coatings and failure analysis.
This type of airflow has poor thermal transfer characteristics of energy from the hot air to the product being processed because of the laminar air barriers around the product.
The Department of Energy recognizes that air barriers help prevent air leakage in homes, which can account for 30 percent or more of a home's heating and cooling costs.
Building moisture that leads to water damage and mold is supposed to be kept out by air barriers.
Since 1997, the Building Environment and Thermal Envelope Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences has sponsored several symposia in the US on the topic of air barriers for buildings in North American climates.
Gorilla Wrap meets ICC code requirements for Water Resistive Barriers and Air Barriers.
Only air barriers that meet NFPA 285 listed on group website
ATLANTA, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More stringent energy code, standards and programs mandate air barriers and continuous insulation, which improve energy efficiency.