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Name: BC Housing: Building Smart with Airtightness Testing: Building Preparation
Date: May 28, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
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Building Smart with Airtightness Testing: Building Preparation
Tuesday, May 28

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 be measured with an airtightness test. Airtightness testing is typically carried out using blower fans to pressurize and depressurize the building to measure the overall building airtightness.

This Building Smart half-day workshop is the second in the “Building Smart with Airtightness Testing” series, and is of interest to builders, developers, designers, energy advisors, and building officials. This workshop will cover:
  • Quick recap of Part 3 and Part 9 requirements and practice
  • Why do we need to prepare the building for airtightness testing
  • Planning, scheduling and preparation steps
  • Preparing mechanical, plumbing and electrical openings
  • Readiness of air barrier and building enclosure
  • Power and HVAC conditions
  • Common issues, checklist and tips 
  • Case studies 
Register now!
 

Event details


Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - noon

Cost: $80
 
Location: Available online via a webinar, or in person at Brix Studio, 211 Columbia St #102, Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5

CPD points: 3 (Group A)

Register: Online
 

Your presenters

 
James Higgins, Building Science Technologist works across several groups at RDH, from research and investigation in the Building Science Labs division, to building enclosure design and construction field review in the New Buildings division. James has co-led several of BC Housing’s Illustrated Guides, including the Illustrated Guide to R30+ Effective Vaulted & Flat Roofs in Residential Construction.
Einar Halbig, B.A.Sc., CEA is Principal at E3 Eco Group. Trained as a civil engineer and works as an Energy Advisor, he has evaluated over 2000 existing homes and hundreds of new homes.  Einar provides Building Science for New Homes training and Certified Energy Advisor training, and serves as the Chair of the CHBA BC Technical Advisory Committee.
 
Stephen Wong, EIT,  is a Building Science Consultant at Morrison Hershfield.  Stephen works mostly on larger Part 3 buildings, involving building envelope design and field review, building component energy modeling and thermal performance analysis.
 
 
 
Please visit our Research Centre Building Smart page on the BC Housing website for a full listing of upcoming events. 
 
BC Housing | Suite 1701 - 4555 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia V5H 4V8 | 604-439-4135 | technicalresearch@bchousing.org

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Location:
Location: Available online via a webinar, or in person at Brix Studio, 211 Columbia St #102, Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5
Date/Time Information:
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - noon

 
Contact Information:
BC Housing, Research Centre 604-439-4135
Fees/Admission:
Cost: $80
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