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Infiles Project aims for knowing the hermeticism of the architectonic enclosure and boundary in the spanish residential sector

Oct 27, 2016

Energy efficiency is one of the current times main concerns in the field of Architecture. More efficient buildings are required: cheaper to mantain and owning a lesser energy footprint. 

One of the most impactful aspects of energy efficiency is the intake of outdoor air; which if involuntary we'll call it infiltrations. Advances in insulation are barren and wasteful if infiltrations are considerable due to low quality carpentry or construction errors that leave open cracks and fissures.

The proposed research project aims for knowing the hermeticism of the architectonic enclosure and boundary in the spanish residential sector (and with it, the infiltration rate that it originates), characterizing and quantifying both the flows and weakpoints of the usual constructive solutions, and establishing an evaluation procedure of energetic consumption excess through a numerical and experimental study to be carried out over all the Spanish territory. 

Infiles Project is coordinated by the Universidad de Valladolid and have architects from Barcelona School of Architecture - ETSAB in its research team.

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