Latest Blower door Stories

2012-07-16 23:03:36

A Florida house constructed with Element, LLC´s building envelope demonstrates built in sustainability three times better than newly adopted IECC standards. Fort Myers, Florida (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 Element, a South Florida company, recently announced the results of a blower door test on one of their homes. This code prescribed test checks the building for air leakage, critical to attaining a healthy and efficient indoor air quality. The SSIP provides designers, builders and owners...

2009-08-03 11:27:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Huber Engineered Woods LLC, leading manufacturer of innovative building solutions, recently reaffirmed its ZIP System(R) wall sheathing and ZIP System(R) tape as the premier air barrier assembly for builders seeking green certification by passing the rigorous ASTM E 2357 Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies. The ZIP System test results exhibited air-leakage rates significantly under the already stringent standard...

2005-10-07 13:33:46

U.S. commercial building owners could save substantially on annual heating and cooling energy costs by improving airtightness of their buildings' envelope, according to a recent National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study. The research used simulation software to evaluate the energy impact of improved air barriers in three typical non-residential buildings in five cities, each in a different climate zone. The results predicted potential annual heating and cooling energy cost...

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