The invention of the blower door was an important step in minimizing thermal losses from buildings. By depressurizing the envelope and using tracer smoke, we can find the air leaks and seal them. A new method has emerged that seals air leaks using an aerosolized acrylic caulking and pressurization, sealing even hidden leaks. Join us in a discussion about the advantages of both methods, best practices, and real world examples.
AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
BPI 1.0 hour
MA CSL 1.0 hour, Energy
- Explore the history of air-sealing
- Diagnose a building with a complicated air barrier
- Evaluate which air sealing methods are best positioned to solve an array of building envelope challenges
- Discuss real world examples of air sealing successes