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Whole building airtightness testing has been a code compliance option in the International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE 90.1 for some time.
That compliance option is rarely used and only becomes mandatory as part of a building owners’ requirements, or a specific state or jurisdictional requirement.
As we move towards net-zero, building codes will “tighten” up and is expected to become a test that is mandatory on a more country-wide basis.
It is important to understand the latest in test methods, current and projected code requirements, training and certification requirements and resources to allow you to specify this requirement.
- Identify current building code requirements on both a national and jurisdictional level, and requirements of various green building programs.
- Articulate what the test provides and how the results can be used to improve the building enclosure.
- Define the differences between all the test methods available as code or specification options.
- Determine the industry resources that exist in developing contract documents for whole building airtightness testing.