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May 2019

Building Smart with Airtightness Testing: Building Preparation

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
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Why do we need to prepare the building for airtightness testing? What does this involve? Are there guidance and tips? Potential heat loss due to air leakage through an enclosure with moderate or poor airtightness has a significant and measurable impact on the required heating energy for a building. An enclosure that has good or exceptional airtightness can provide major energy savings. Building codes require that building enclosures include continuous air barriers; the integrity of those air barriers can only…

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