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Residential Building Air Leakage [Blower Door] Testing

Code: ResLeakTest
Price: $299.00
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Description

CILB CEUs: 8 credits; CILB# 0613677; Provider# 0000859

This full-day instructor-led course uses lecture, demonstration and hands-on student participation to train Florida building contractors, code inspectors, and other building professionals how to perform residential building air leakage tests using a blower door in compliance with the 2017 Florida Residential Energy Conservation Code. Course topics include an overview of building airtightness principles, building preparation, airtightness equipment operation, test data assessment and reporting.

Note: A certificate of completion will be awarded to each student who successfully completes this course. This certificate is not an Energy Rater certification and does not qualify a student to provide blower door testing for Energy Ratings. Tester qualifications for Florida Code blower door testing are provided in Florida Energy Code Section R402.4.1.2; if you are not explicitly qualified to provide testing per this Code section, check with your jurisdiction(s) whether a certificate of completion from this course will be accepted to meet their qualification requirements.

Course Outline

8:30 a.m.   Introduction
8:40 a.m.   Florida Residential Energy Code Requirements (2017)

        Code language and definitions
        Common building envelope air leakage sites
        Code compliance parameters


9:30 a.m.   Envelope Leakage Concepts, Equipment Intro
        Physics of airflow, drivers and mechanisms
        Overview of envelope leakage equipment (Blower Door)
        Practical use of the meter Hands On

Break

10:40 a.m.   Set-Up and Calculations
        Proper Blower Door setup
        Blower Door Calculations Part 1
        Blower Door Calculations Part 2
        Calculation Exercises
        Blower Door Simulation Exercise
        Reports

Lunch

1:00 p.m.   Blower Door Lab - Hands On
        Blower Door Assembly - Demo
        Measure test unit leakage, Lab #1
        Measure test unit leakage, Lab #2
        Interpret and report results


2:00 p.m.   Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation Requirements
        Ventilation definitions and purpose
        Code language and flow rate calculations
        Types of ventilation and relative impacts

Break

3:10 p.m.   Wrap up, Review and Closing Discussion
3:40 p.m.   Testing (Written and Practical)
5:40 p.m.   Complete Course Evaluations

Instructor Information
Primary instructor Dave Chasar; alternate instructors Tei Kucharski, Chuck Withers and Jeff Sonne


Event Location


Cocoa location:
Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa FL 32922

For other locations:
TBD




All payments are fully refundable if cancellation is received at least 7 business days before the class begins. FSEC reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient pre-registration. In that event, all payments are fully refundable.

 
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