ASTM Air Tightness - with Kevin Knight

  • January 16, 2019
  • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Red River College, 160 Princess St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1K9 Room P107
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Presentation Overview:

This presentation will address the proposed adoption and implications of the requirements for whole building airtightness testing in the 2020 National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB). Since 2013 Red River College’s Building Envelope Technology Access Centre (BETAC) has been conducting research on this subject and has tested over 50 large buildings ranging from 100-year-old churches to new schools. This has helped BETAC establish baseline air leakage rates for a variety of building types and provided insight on the impact and cost-effectiveness of air leakage sealing retrofits. This presentation will discuss some of the unique problems associated with conducting airtightness testing on both unoccupied and occupied buildings - such as Multi-Unit Residential Buildings. It will also discuss how this research has contributed to the writing of Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) Standard and the new ASTM E3158 Standard Test Method for Determining the Air Leakage Rate of Large or Multi-Zone Buildings.

Speaker Bio's:

Cory Carson

Mechanical Engineering Research Technologist, at Red River College

Cory Carson is a Red River College graduate from the Mechanical Engineering Technology program and is a Level II IR Thermographer. Cory has previously worked for a mechanical engineering consultant with duties including drafting, heating and cooling take-offs, and mechanical system design. Cory has been working at Red River College for past seven years and during this time has conducted airtightness testing on over 50 large building in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Cory has also assisted in the development and been on the sub-committee for a new airtightness testing standard.

Kevin Knight

Research Professional, at Red River College

A building enclosure authority with over 35 years’ experience in testing, commissioning, researcher and an educator. Mr. Knight is a Research Professional at the Building Envelope Technology Access Centre, Red River College. He has been the President of Retro-Specs Ltd for 34 years He has had numerous papers published and is a frequent lecturer on building science, commissioning, design and testing. Has been involved in commercial construction projects both in Canada and the United States of America and has collaborated with Federal and Provincial/State Governments, Utilities, and private sector companies.

Wednesday January 16th, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (registration starts 2:30)

Members $0 / Future Members $20

Event Location: Red River College, 160 Princess St 

Room P107

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