All Blog Posts Tagged 'testing' (9)

The Better Blower Door Test for Multifamily Energy Code

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, 

I've been thinking about the topic of multifamily blower door tests for a while, and I want to get your opinion. This is an article that I wanted to publish in Home Energy Magazine but I thought it would be better to get up sooner. It's about energy code language regarding blower door testing. When I was at Steven Winter Associates, the NY State Codes Council asked for advice about blower door testing language, so that's where this originates. I hope you…

Continue

Added by Sean Maxwell on August 27, 2015 at 3:24am — 3 Comments

Shades of Gray in Residential Construction Morality

I was called in to perform a last minute duct test for a modular home builder.  He was all in a dither to have a duct test and a blower door test done on a Friday so that he could get his Certificate of Occupancy (CO) so the homeowner could move in the following Monday.  He said that he’d just found out that he needed these tests.  The building inspector asked for them at the last minute!

I was glad to do it partially because it’s good to have builders aware of what is going on…

Continue

Added by Paul Raymer on April 27, 2015 at 8:24am — 22 Comments

Importance of Airtight Ductwork in Air Testing

For building a home which is free from massive air pollutants, it is necessary to conduct a thorough examination of the air tightness testing inside ducts on the wall. Duct sealing, insulation and leakage are important points which are monitored by quality air testing solutions like Southern Assessors in UK.

While examining air quality and pressure, the following must not be neglected:…

Continue

Added by Lee Blanchard on March 17, 2015 at 6:39am — 1 Comment

Air Testing – How Air Tightness Testing Works?

If your building is not tested by air testing companies uk then air will continue to flow through the leakages and damage your wall, increase your power consumption and you will suffer from allergic diseases.

Air tightness testing can be done after the building construction is completed. It is recommended to hire air testing experts for your…

Continue

Added by Lee Blanchard on March 10, 2015 at 7:42am — No Comments

Definitive Guide for Improving Indoor Air Quality – Air Testing

Indoor air testing and detection of impure particles suspended in the air are definitely a laborious task but in order to keep a building and the rooms of a house safe and pollution-free, there are serious needs of air quality testing. We often tend to ignore the fact that due to air impurities almost more than seven million people die in the world every year due to respiratory ailments caused by moulds, termites, carpet dusts, pesticides and even room…

Continue

Added by Lee Blanchard on March 9, 2015 at 6:48am — No Comments

More 'clean' products that might not make the grade

While hard-surface flooring is on every list for improving indoor air quality, the type of hard-surface flooring may be problematic, especially if your clients' health is already compromised.

This article on formaldehyde levels in laminate flooring emphatically waves the health flag. The article is based on testing of Chinese-made laminate…

Continue

Added by Shawna Henderson on October 10, 2014 at 1:50pm — No Comments

New Energy Code in Massachusetts

In July 2013, the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) voted to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (2012 IECC) and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 with MA amendments as the new baseline energy code. The BBRS allowed for the new regulations to run concurrently with the current energy regulations until July 1, 2014. During that time, either set of energy regulations could be used when applying for…

Continue

Added by Everblue Training on October 8, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Update - Illinois Home Performance Building Science Training Series: Infrared Technologies

Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (IHP) is currently sponsoring a building science training series. The most recent training took place in Normal, Illinois at Heartland Community College on Infrared technologies such as infrared cameras and images used to detect problem areas in buildings. Brian Kumer, owner of Thermal Imaging Services, was the instructor for this 8-hour course which consisted of both a classroom portion and a field portion.…

Continue

Added by Andrew Navolio on February 24, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

The Groundbreaking New Georgia State Energy Code

Georgia state energy code and the 2009 IECC Yesterday I went to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a meeting of the State Codes Advisory Committee (SCAC). Wait, wait, don't leave yet! I promise there's good stuff in here.

OK, let's try that again.

Yesterday I saw a bunch of guys sitting around a table make a groundbreaking decision that will alter the lives of home builders, energy raters, and utility customers. Yes, I'm talking about the great work done by the…

Continue

Added by Allison A. Bailes III on October 26, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Monthly Archives

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

1999

Forum Discussions

Latest Activity

John Hatfield replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"David I think the finish edge application is critical but several un-knows exist. Such as how far…"
2 hours ago
David Butler replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"@Kevin, that article is behind a pay wall. Here's the original posted on Allison's…"
3 hours ago
Kevin Miller replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"Good question.  I don't know the answer.   I'd love to know whether there…"
3 hours ago
David Butler replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"Hi John, thanks for pointing out my faux pas: I made clear in my original post that rainwater…"
3 hours ago
John Hatfield replied to David Butler's discussion How would you insulate this roof?
"Kevin, Is the "Kool Seal" product certified for potable water collection?"
3 hours ago
Mike Berg joined Tom White's group
Thumbnail

Weatherization

Share your concerns and successes as a weatherization professional, or information for this…See More
4 hours ago
Profile IconBlake Reid, James Barras, Kathleen ODonnell and 5 more joined Home Energy Pros Forum
4 hours ago
Jon Finewood joined Diane Chojnowski's group
Thumbnail

Job Board

This group is for posting jobs related to all aspects of the home performance industry including…See More
4 hours ago

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2017   Created by Home Performance Coalition (HPC)   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service