Air-Tightness Blower Door Testing Requirements

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 air-tightness testing of all new construction and major renovation projects. This means that when …

Construction Cost Savings Through Performance Path Energy Code Compliance

By Jacob Goodman, LEED AP – PCD Engineering Building energy codes are 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 meet …