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Blower Door Databases: ATTMA and Retrotec rCloud

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Dorsi Jul 18, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi guys,We're pushing for blower door testing in the building code here in Australia and we think that consistent data reporting is an important prerequisite for that. We're trying to get our members…Continue

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Blower Door Databases: ATTMA and Retrotec rCloud

Hi guys,We're pushing for blower door testing in the building code here in Australia and we think that consistent data reporting is an important prerequisite for that. We're trying to get our members to publish their test results in the ATTMA (U.K.) database. We're also pushing to have incentive programs require some sort of accreditation for testers.It's very unlikely that the national building code could require accreditation of testers, or reporting of results to a database, but state and…See More
Aug 29, 2016
Chris Dorsi replied to Sean Maxwell's discussion Blower Door Databases: ATTMA and Retrotec rCloud
"It's great to hear that the implementation of pressure diagnostics is gaining some traction down in Australia. ​I think that there'll come a time in the not-so-distant future when it would be unthinkable to build or rehabilitate a building…"
Jul 18, 2016
Frank Spevak replied to Sean Maxwell's discussion Blower Door Databases: ATTMA and Retrotec rCloud
"Thank you for your message. Here are our responses to your questions. 1. Yes, we are working on an automated test app which is currently in alpha testing on iOS; it includes a timestamp and geolocation feature. The initial version does not include…"
Jul 15, 2016
John Nicholas replied to Sean Maxwell's discussion Blower Door Databases: ATTMA and Retrotec rCloud
"Fraud can occur in many ways.   Were you there is only one and rather minor.  What ring was generating the flow and pressure?  What about opened doors?  Did you leave the basement or the upstairs closed off? Then use the whole…"
Jul 6, 2016
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Blower Door Databases: ATTMA and Retrotec rCloud

Hi guys,We're pushing for blower door testing in the building code here in Australia and we think that consistent data reporting is an important prerequisite for that. We're trying to get our members to publish their test results in the ATTMA (U.K.) database. We're also pushing to have incentive programs require some sort of accreditation for testers.It's very unlikely that the national building code could require accreditation of testers, or reporting of results to a database, but state and…See More
Jul 4, 2016
Paul Morin commented on Sean Maxwell's blog post The Better Blower Door Test for Multifamily Energy Code
"Hi Sean, Wow, 20 ACH50 is normal!  I have gotten calls for parts of Flordia where they have to use Ring A for the first time and are confused.  I thought that was bad.   We have had a distributer, Pro Clima, in New Zealand for a while…"
Sep 23, 2015
Sean Maxwell commented on Sean Maxwell's blog post The Better Blower Door Test for Multifamily Energy Code
"Hi Paul, I don't disagree with the importance of exterior envelope sealing, but I think that compartmentalization testing would typically reveal critical flaws in the exterior envelope as well. After all, the exterior envelope should be easier…"
Sep 23, 2015
Paul Morin commented on Sean Maxwell's blog post The Better Blower Door Test for Multifamily Energy Code
"Thanks Sean for a very will stated article.  I agree with your assessment of the importance of compartmentalizing apartment units.  If the only focus is on tightening the exterior enclosure and leakage to adjacent spaces is not addressed,…"
Sep 1, 2015
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The Better Blower Door Test for Multifamily Energy Code

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I've been thinking about the topic of multifamily blower door tests for a while, and I want to get your opinion. This is an article that I wanted to publish in Home Energy Magazine but I thought it would be better to get up sooner. It's about energy code language regarding blower door testing. When I was at Steven Winter Associates, the NY State Codes Council asked for advice about blower door testing language, so that's where this originates. I hope you find this…See More
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The Better Blower Door Test for Multifamily Energy Code

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I've been thinking about the topic of multifamily blower door tests for a while, and I want to get your opinion. This is an article that I wanted to publish in Home Energy Magazine but I thought it would be better to get up sooner. It's about energy code language regarding blower door testing. When I was at Steven Winter Associates, the NY State Codes Council asked for advice about blower door testing language, so that's where this originates. I hope you find this…See More
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The Better Blower Door Test for Multifamily Energy Code

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 12:24am 3 Comments

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, 

I've been thinking about the topic of multifamily blower door tests for a while, and I want to get your opinion. This is an article that I wanted to publish in Home Energy Magazine but I thought it would be better to get up sooner. It's about energy code language regarding blower door testing. When I was at Steven Winter Associates, the NY State Codes Council asked for advice about blower door testing language, so that's where this originates. I hope you…

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Hi Sean,

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