Air leakage testing / Guides

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...air-sealed high performance home, bringing in fresh air and removing moisture. An HRV uses the heat in stale exhaust air to warm incoming fresh air. Until now, ...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...testing for air leakage was planned for the factory, a number of envelope air seals had to be completed on site. Certification was further complicated by the li...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...air leakage targets, but that just means being a little more vigilant with the way air barriers are installed and the way breaches in the building envelope are ...

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...airtight than in previous decades for reasons of durability (condensation in wall assemblies), and also for energy efficiency, as air leakage used to account fo...

Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

...air barrier that you can’t possibly see - from as small as a human hair to as big as a half-inch wide. The airflow in the home is monitored in real time by th...

Tyvek home wrap left exposed to wind and UV rays
Air and vapour barriers

Choosing the right house wrap / weather barrier, which is best?

...air leakage. With no stapling needed and being fully adhered to the sheathing, wind and air pressure isn't a concern for air barrier durability with peel-and-st...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...airtight. Otherwise, the energy saved in heat transfer will be lost through air leakage. • Be careful to select glazing with a high coefficient of visible tra...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...aired. A large percentage of heat loss from a home is due to air leakage , so part of your energy audit will be a blower door test , which will help you find ...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...air leakage rate of about 3 air changes per hour. Some building rating systems set ACH targets that must be achieved. The Passive House air leakage rate has to ...