Builder Resources

As envelope leakage requirements get more strict, we are on a mission to make it easier to meet them.

AeroBarrier is made for builders, and we are determined to make envelope sealing easy, quick, and affordable.

Below are some resources about air barriers and envelope sealing. 

Building Enclosure Air Tightness Testing Reference

Air tightness testing using a Blower Door is a powerful tool for assisting in making new & old buildings more energy efficient. Here are some common metrics used to report air tightness test results.

IECC Codes and Resources

Codes are constantly changing, causing builders to adapt the way they build to meet the newest code.

 

Additional Resources:

Constructing tight buildings is a requirement in an ever-increasing number of communities, including those that have adopted the 2012 or 2015 IECC as the local code. Even where not required, it‘s a good idea and it’s not as expensive as you might think. First, you must test your buildings and understand the metrics to know where you stand. Once you’re armed with this basic knowledge, you’ll be able to improve the training of your crews and subcontractors to optimize air leakage control in the homes you build. To read more click here

The adoption of model codes presents a significant opportunity to save energy in residential and commercial buildings. The U.S. does not have a national energy code or standard, so energy codes are adopted at the state and local levels of government. Through the Building Energy Codes Program (BECP), DOE provides technical assistance to state and local governments to help facilitate the adoption process. This support also includes tracking state adoption status, coordinating activities among stakeholders, and technical analysis.  Learn more here.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes the enormous potential that exists for improving the energy efficiency, safety and comfort of homes. The newest edition of the International Energy Conservation Code® (IECC) 2012 sets the bar higher for energy efficiency, and new air sealing requirements are one of the key new provisions.

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