• Air tightness, friend or foe? 

      Birchmore, Roger; Wallis, Shannon; Hernandez, G.; Pivac, Andy; Berry, Terri-Ann (2020-02-20)
      Industry standard calculations recognise airtightness as a positive characteristic when houses are designed to consume low levels of energy for heating or for cooling. In addition, airtightness will insulate the internal ...
    • Impacts of an innovative residential construction method on internal conditions 

      Birchmore, Roger; Tait, Robert; Pivac, Andy (2014-09)
      New Zealand houses are known for producing sub-optimal internal thermal conditions and unacceptably high internal relative humidities. These contribute to poor levels of health, mould and can coincide with the decay of ...