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27 March 1984 Thermographic Inspection Of High-Rise Building Envelopes
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Of the five primary heat transfer mechanisms revealed in today's commercial buildings by thermography, air flow is the largest single threat to a structure's thermal integrity. Also, it is generally the one condition which, when corrected, offers the owner the quickest payback. The following presentation deals with one modern building's air flow problems and the building envelope investigations that led to cost savings solutions. The purpose of the initial study was to evaluate a recent infiltration retrofit and to identify entry points of uncontrolled air into the structure at the second floor mechanical room level. This investigation later broadened into locating exfiltration of conditioned air from the total building enclosure (Figure la).
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Jay R Wallace "Thermographic Inspection Of High-Rise Building Envelopes", Proc. SPIE 0446, Thermosense VI: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (27 March 1984); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939144
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