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Large Building Air Tightness Testing Training
Increasing air tightness in a building is now widely recognized as one of the most influential factors affecting the building’s performance in terms of energy use, comfort, indoor air quality, durability and even noise transmission. Even though airtightness testing of residential houses is quite common, airtightness testing of commercial buildings is only now starting to grow. Testing equipment is now evolving to measure a larger range of commercial building types; however, since this type of testing is still relatively new to the United States and Canada, there remains very few qualified personnel able to perform these tests to specific standards.
This 3 day course educates participants on testing standards and code requirements; the differences between residential and commercial tests; building science and driving forces of air leakage; test considerations and planning; and required materials and equipment. The workshop also focuses on the setup and use of blower door equipment, and finishes with a full live test of the CARSI building at Red River College, which will incorporate diagnostic tools and analysis/reporting of the test data.