Required air leakages tests deserve your attention
As municipalities update their codes to the latest version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), it is important for designers and contractors to plan accordingly. The 2012 IECC has stringent performance testing requirements for both the whole house infiltration and the forced air ductwork.
We're Now in Seven Countries on Four Continents!
Active Energies is now working on three single family homes in Colombia, a single family home in Peru, a single-family home in Ajijic, Mexico, a multi-family development in Montenegro, a project in Tanzania, and several projects in Istanbul, Turkey. Active Energies is providing Green Rater, HERS Rater, and LEED® for Homes Provider services in seven countries on four continents.
Different Conventions to Express Air Leakage Results
NACH, ACH50, CFM50… what do the readings my energy rater is providing mean? So, you got a blower door test completed on your home but are struggling to understand the meaning of your results and how they compare to other homes. You are not alone. Here is a quick guide to what each number means and what a reasonable range is for your home.
Testing Your Home's Air Leakage
Blower door testing is commonly used in the residential energy efficiency world to test air infiltration, or leakage, of a home. The testing can have two main goals – identify the natural air leakage rate of the home and identify the main areas of air leakage.