Guide to Blower Door Testing
Blower door tests are becoming more common and are even mandated by code in some parts of the country.
Ask the Expert: How do I pass a blower door test?
Part of Denali Jones's job is conducting blower door tests for clients and helping project teams achieve their energy goals on buildings. He has completed hundreds over his career and he knows what it takes to meet the energy-based standards of airtightness in a building envelope.
Blower door test passed on the first try
Rainy weather was rendered a non-factor for Oregon’s Karuna House, causing zero delays as the crew used a fluid-applied air barrier on damp plywood. The air barrier installation on this Passive House residential project went faster than planned and took less manpower than expected.
The system you need for the best results.
0.44 ACH blower door test achieved yesterday on Chris & Judy Lees' #passivehouse build in Huron County. Congratulations to the team – builders Devon Henry & Graham Borgdorff, designer Rob Blakeney and pre-fab supplier @BuildSmartNA. pic.twitter.com/pBCGnC6zED
— Local Impact Design (@LocalImpactDsgn) December 6, 2018
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Great results! Glad R-Guard could help achieve these results! . #fanfriday #followfriday . Posted @withrepost • @beckettconstruction #blowerdoortest today at the #mckinleyduplex went better than expected .0786 ACH (air changes per hour) @ 80 cfm. This is the most airtight building envelop the energy audit company has even tested. This means lower energy bills and a healthier environment for the occupants. Not quite passive house numbers but very, very close. . . . . #almostpassivehouse #prosoco #rguard #instaarchitecture #apartment #moderndesign #contractorsofinsta #urbaninfill #modernarchitecture #modernphx #dtphx #garfieldhistoricneighborhood #modernlofts #contemporaryarchitecture #architecture #builder #modernphoenix #moderndesign #modernhomes