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Help! My Building Doors Are Hard to Open!

Publication date:
January 1, 2017
Article Summary: 

The article titled "Stack Effect" explores the concept of the stack effect in buildings and its impact on energy efficiency. It explains that the stack effect is the movement of air in a building caused by temperature and pressure differences. The article discusses how this phenomenon can lead to air leakage, increased energy consumption, and discomfort for occupants. It provides insights into the factors influencing the stack effect, such as temperature differentials, building height, and ventilation systems. The article emphasizes the importance of addressing the stack effect through proper insulation, air sealing, and balanced ventilation to enhance energy efficiency and occupant comfort.


Stack effect, air movement, energy efficiency, air leakage, temperature differentials, pressure differences, building height, ventilation systems, insulation, air sealing, balanced ventilation, occupant comfort.

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Help! My Building Doors Are Hard to Open!
January 1, 2017
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