As part of increasingly stringent building energy requirements, mandatory airtightness testing of large buildings has now been implemented in some North American jurisdictions and is being considered for implementation in many others. In this recorded presentation, Lorne Ricketts looks at the current state of large building airtightness based on the results of over 500 tests, and shares lessons learned regarding the successful implementation of airtightness testing as part of the construction and commissioning process.
Associate, Building Science Specialist
Lorne Ricketts is a Building Science Specialist specializing in new buildings, forensic investigations, and research work. His broad experience includes enclosure and façade design consulting, field review, building monitoring and testing programs, energy assessments, and product testing and development. Lorne takes an active role in industry education and has produced numerous technical guidance and research documents as well as spoken at conference and industry events across North America.
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