Conduct a blower door test to find air leaks

A blower door test helps identify energy-robbing air leaks.
A blower door is a large calibrated fan that estimates a house's air tightness using pressure differences and airflow. It can be used for room-to-room pressure testing as well as whole-house measurements. The blower door and associated diagnostic tests take less than 90 minutes.

Green Points

LEED for HomesLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify. : Up to 3 points for reducing leaks in the building envelopeExterior components of a house that provide protection from colder (and warmer) outdoor temperatures and precipitation; includes the house foundation, framed exterior walls, roof or ceiling, and insulation, and air sealing materials. (EA 3).

NGBSNational Green Building Standard Based on the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines and passed through ANSI. This standard can be applied to both new homes, remodeling projects, and additions. /ICC-700: Up to 15 points for reducing air leakage, as verified in third-party testing (704.6.2.1)

Learn more in the Green Building Encyclopedia:

ENCLOSURE OVERVIEW

VIDEO: HOME ENERGY AUDIT

Further Resources

Blower Door Testing

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