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Air Barrier Testing

A well-constructed building keeps the elements out and conditioned air in. But even with rigorous maintenance, buildings naturally degrade and air leaks can form without your knowledge. It’s impossible to identify all the possible air leaks in a large commercial building on your own, and...

More than 1 in 10 homes in the United States have a crawl space: a small area under the house that separates it from the ground. Most crawl spaces are vented, which means that air exchanges freely with the outside. Ductwork, water pipes, gas lines,...

Technology moves at lightning speed. Smartphones are getting faster and more powerful every year, and the technology going into your home is no different. These days, you can connect to your lights, locks, and TV from anywhere — and that’s just the beginning. New construction homes...

Air ventilation is an important element of every building design. It’s the controlled exchange of fresh outdoor air and stale indoor air to reduce moisture and odors while keeping occupants comfortable inside. Your building’s HVAC system and vent fans regulate this exchange — but when...

Nearly 6.5 million homes were sold in 2020 in the United States. If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ve probably saved for a down payment and calculated your mortgage — but have you considered how the rising cost of energy will impact...

As the weather turns warmer, many businesses are gearing up for additional work and the busy season for many industries. The attention shifts to managing operational costs while overhead costs, like utilities and office costs, become a smaller part of the balance sheet. There are...

If you own or manage a commercial building, you are probably all too familiar with that nagging feeling that your building is not as efficient as it should be. Your building reminds you, too. You can’t escape those cold winter drafts, or those steep summer...

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Known for guiding how we can better create energy efficient buildings and more sustainable living and working communities, these rating systems are laying the foundation for not...

When it comes to controlling the air entering and leaving your building there are two main concerns: building air quality and operational costs. While much of the focus of air barrier testing and air leakage testing are concerned about air quality, a building owner or...

The purpose of the air barrier test is to determine and isolate the areas of a building that allow air to move in and out of a curtain wall and other exterior wall components. These leakage sites often go unnoticed. However, they can cause issues...