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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. [...]

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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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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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7 Tips For Multi-Family Blower Door Testing

By |2020-04-08T10:42:36-06:00October 14th, 2019|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

Multi-family blower door testing is consistently becoming more common in all Colorado counties. Just as with a regular single family home, a multi-unit building will also need to have each unit pass a blower door test. This is typically required regardless of whether you are building a duplex or a 40-unit apartment building. On top [...]

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New Construction Blower Door Testing Checklist

By |2020-03-06T12:24:35-07:00March 30th, 2019|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

New Construction Blower door testing? What is it? Many builders have asked us for a blower door testing checklist in order to prepare themselves for the test. We hope to answer these questions below. Many Cities and Counties along the Front Range require that the overall air infiltration of a new construction residence be tested [...]

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Blower Door Requirements in Larimer County 2019

By |2019-08-28T16:23:35-06:00February 18th, 2019|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

Most building departments in the cities of Larimer County and the county itself have recently adopted IECC 2015 energy codes, specifically Berthoud, Loveland, and Fort Collins. The city of Berthoud, which has been a hot spot for single-family home building, recently put out a statement saying that all new permits must comply with 2015 IECC [...]

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List of Colorado Cities And Counties Requiring Blower Door Testing (As of 2018)

By |2020-02-24T11:04:19-07:00May 16th, 2018|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

You may have recently gone to get a building permit or certificate of occupancy and been informed that you need to have a blower door test performed. For some, this is a whole new hurdle! We are here to offer a few answers to help you along in this process. In the last year, many [...]

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