Blower Door Testing Requirement Comes to Denver

Paul Kriescher, RESNET, BPI, Vice President, PCD Engineering – Have you heard the building codes news from the city of Denver? Denver will soon join the city of Fort Collins (which introduced air-tightness testing into its code in 2014) as a Colorado building jurisdiction that requires blower door testing of all new construction and major renovation projects. This means that …

Construction Cost Savings Through Performance Path Energy Code Compliance

By Jacob Goodman, LEED AP – PCD Engineering Building energy code compliance is becoming increasing stringent, putting energy code compliance front and center in the minds of the design and construction team when embarking on a building project. Meeting the prescriptive requirements of the local energy code can become a costly headache without thoughtful, early planning. While all buildings must …