Building Air Barrier Testing
SITACx provides consulting and testing related to the performance of air barrier performance on commercial buildings. The Building Air Barrier Testing is a systematic process of verifying the building envelope air leakage rate as well as analysis of the construction of building envelope. We follow test methods for determining air tightness of buildings to meet ASTM standards.
Our building air barrier testing services include:
- Pre-design consultation related the air barrier assemblies and systems, detailing, and material specifications.
- Air Barrier Testing and Analysis
- Envelope diagnostics
Benefits of Air Tight Building
Air Tight Building benefits include: enhanced building performance, lower operating costs, and greater occupant comfort. Building owners and managers, from government facilities to private owners, are incorporating Air Barrier Testing into their new building or retrofit projects in order to minimize their energy usage and operational costs.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) performed a comprehensive study on building air tightness and concluded an air barrier system can reduce heating energy consumption by over 40% in some climates and will reduce heating and cooling loads in all climates.