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What is the toll of faulty or inadequate air barriers on our buildings and cities?

Roll over the buildings below to examine the impact of air leakage.

Shopping Centres & Supermarkets

Shopping Centres & Supermarkets

Indoor Pools

Indoor Pools

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food Restaurants

Libraries

Libraries

Universities & Schools

Universities & Schools

Hospital & Health Centres

Hospital & Health Centres

Auditorium & Theatres

Auditorium & Theatres

Community Centres

Community Centres

Council & Government Buildings

Council & Government Buildings

  • 25%+ loss of heating & cooling energy through air leakage via ceilings, lights, atriums, doors & delivery bays

  • 20%+ energy can be lost through heat load build up in the roof space

  • 15%+ energy loss through leaky air conditioning ductwork

  • Lower building star rating substantially reduces rental rates

  • 25%+ energy loss through lights, doors & delivery bays

  • 15%+ energy loss through air conditioning ductwork

  • 10%+ energy loss through faulty or inqdequate insulation

  • 40%+ HVAC energy savings can be achieved on the average building

  • 25%+ loss of heating & cooling energy through ceilings, doors, plant room connections, lights & delivery bays

  • 15%+ energy loss through air conditioning ductwork

  • 10%+ energy loss through faulty or inadequate insulation

  • Improve rental values through improved building star rating by up to 30%

  • 25%+ loss of heating & cooling energy through facades, lights, atriums, doors & delivery bays

  • 15%+ energy loss through air conditioning ductwork

  • 10%+ energy loss through faulty or inadequate insulation

  • Air leakage results in dramatic humidity variation

  • 25%+ loss of heating & cooling energy through facades, lights, atriums, doors & delivery bays

  • 15%+ energy loss through leaky air conditioning ductwork

  • Air leakage results in dramatic humidity variation

  • 30%+ HVAC energy savings can be achieved on the average building

  • 25%+ loss of heating & cooling energy through ceilings, lights, atriums, doors & delivery bays

  • 20%+ energy can be lost through heat load build up in the roof space

  • 10%+ energy loss through faulty or inadequate insulation

  • 40%+ HVAC energy savings can be achieved on the average building

  • 15%+ of energy lost through unbalanced HVAC and humidity control equipment

  • 25%+ energy loss through, ceilings, lights, facades, doors, lobbies & elevator shaft overruns

  • 15%+ energy loss through air conditioning ductwork

  • 10%+ energy loss through faulty or inadequate insulation

  • 25%+ loss of heating & cooling energy through facades, lights, atriums, doors & delivery bays

  • 15%+ energy loss through leaky air conditioning ductwork

  • 10%+ energy loss through faulty or inadequate insulation

  • 30%+ HVAC energy savings can be achieved on the average building

  • 25%+ loss of heating & cooling energy through ceilings, lights, atriums, doors & delivery bays

  • 20%+ energy can be lost through heat load build up in the roof space

  • 15%+ energy loss through leaky air conditioning ductwork

  • 10%+ energy loss through inadequate or faulty insulation

  • 25%+ loss of heating & cooling energy through ceilings, lights, atriums, doors & delivery bays

  • 20%+ energy can be lost through heat load build up in the roof space

  • 15%+ energy loss through leaky air conditioning ductwork

  • 10%+ energy loss through faulty or inadequate insulation

A roadmap to carbon neutral

Achieving the goal of carbon neutral buildings and cities requires assessment and retrofitting of existing buildings and new constructions, to ensure they adhere to world’s best practice energy efficiency standards. One such standard employed extensively in markets in the US and Europe is building envelope air barrier evaluation and retrofitting. This practice delivers substantial improvements in building efficiency and air quality, and has been identified as a key destination on the road to carbon neutral. Air Barrier Commercial is helping Australian businesses, councils and government departments understand the impact of air permeability on occupants and buildings, with the aim of guiding them on their goal of becoming carbon neutral.

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What is the toll of faulty or inadequate air barriers on our cities