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Air Barrier Association of American Conference

ABAAThis past week ThermalWise attended the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) Annual Conference & Trade Show from March 26-28 in Chicago, Illinois. While at the conference we attended workshops on building science and how it relates to air barrier systems, the new ASTM standards for building enclosure commissioning, and air sealing existing buildings for energy savings.

On the final day we attended a full day training course with Terry Brennan of Camroden Associates Inc. on whole building air leakage testing. Terry has been performing air leakage testing on commercial buildings for over twenty years and was a member of the committee that advised the US Army Corp of Engineers on their air tightness testing standard. This training included presentations from the Energy Conservatory and Retrotec, the two top air tightness testing equipment manufactures in North America. The training provided great insight on air tightness testing on large buildings from some of the most knowledgeable individuals in the field. This training will contribute to ThermalWise’s existing whole building air leakage testing service.