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Explaining the Air Leakage Testing Update in the 2021 IECC

By |2024-02-14T11:31:50-07:00February 14th, 2024|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

Blower door testing (or air leakage testing) is an important part of the building process, as it determines the overall air tightness of a building, and helps to identify problematic leaks that may be present. As a result, it has been required for all new construction and additions since the 2015 IECC was released. [...]

Duct Leakage Testing in Colorado. Who, What, Where, When, How?

By |2024-01-29T09:52:34-07:00January 3rd, 2024|Energy Code Info|

At the time of this writing, most Colorado counties have adopted the 2018 IECC 0r the 2021 IECC. These energy standards have established that a number of field tests are required to validate the energy performance of a home. This includes blower door testing and duct leakage testing - both are important tests for [...]

Duct Leakage Testing Requirements in 2021 IECC Codes

By |2023-08-14T17:03:11-06:00June 16th, 2023|Duct Leakage Testing, Energy Code Info|

If you are in the building industry, you are no doubt familiar with the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).  This code is used as an industry standard for new building projects and renovations. And it establishes what guidelines need to be followed in order to meet code. As an Energy Services company, we make [...]

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What Is Blower Door Testing – IECC Requirements

By |2023-05-23T15:00:07-06:00April 7th, 2023|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

When the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) went into effect, blower door testing became a requirement on all new residential builds and remodels. Prior to this code update, blower door testing had been in use for many years. However, this was the first time that it had become mandatory for many new construction [...]

Air Barrier Inspections in Larimer County, Colorado

By |2023-05-23T15:28:09-06:00November 15th, 2022|Blower Door Testing, Duct Leakage Testing, Energy Code Info|

If you are a contractor, builder or architect in Larimer County, CO, you are probably aware that the area has adopted the 2021 International Residential Code (IRC). This is a series of rules established by the International Code Council (ICC) to which all new residential building projects must adhere. As of March 2022, several [...]

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Why Is Air Leakage In Homes So Important?

By |2023-05-23T16:25:48-06:00July 12th, 2022|Blower Door Testing|

As modern day homeowners, we face so many month-to-month expenses. There are routine maintenance expenses, repairs, utility bills, insurance, mortgage payments and the list goes on. With all these recurring expenses hanging over our heads, there is one thing we all have in common - we want to save money. So how do we do [...]

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Could AeroBarrier Save You Money On Your Next Build?

By |2022-06-01T14:03:17-06:00June 1st, 2022|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

If you have been a builder in Colorado over the last 10 years, you know firsthand how tight the energy codes have gotten over the years. Every new version of the International Energy Conservation Code has added new hurdles to jump through. While everyone has a different opinion on these items, one thing is certain: [...]

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What is included in the IECC Code?

By |2022-04-05T09:46:38-06:00March 29th, 2022|Energy Code Info|

We are often asked by builders, contractors, and architects - what is included in the IECC Code?  Understanding code content is critical to building and designing homes.  And yet so many people don't completely understand the content of the IECC Code.  Reading codebooks from cover to cover seems to be a daunting task.  Most contractors [...]

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IECC 2021 and the City of Louisville’s Adoption

By |2023-05-23T16:32:50-06:00March 1st, 2022|Energy Code Info|

City of Louisville adopts IECC 2021 and its Net Zero Appendix The latest and most challenging energy codes have been released by the International Code Council and their IECC 2021 codes.  While the vast majority of Colorado’s Cities and Counties have adopted one iteration of the IECC or another, ranging from IECC 2009 to [...]

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Explaining Denver Blower Door Requirements in 2021

By |2021-09-09T19:55:16-06:00July 26th, 2021|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

Now that blower door testing is in full swing in Denver, we'd thought we would write a blog about the different requirements the city has to help clear up common questions our clients have. The requirements vary from new homes to additions, and Denver's requirements are slightly different than other counties in Colorado. While it [...]

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