This session will address finding and fixing air leakage in a variety of building types including high-rise and low-rise residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. The fundamentals of enclosure testing will be discussed, as will the techniques required for air testing larger buildings.
The discussion will focus on potential air sealing retrofits due to stack, wind or mechanical effect issues. These will be broken down into individual areas of concern depending on the issues being confronted. Larry Harmon, Vice President of Air Barrier Solutions, will discuss how to test for and find the leakage locations using a variety of different techniques/tools. Air leakage quantification will also be covered via either whole building leakage testing or chamber/micro leakage tests. A variety of repair options will be discussed and enhanced by the numerous brilliant attendees.
This session will be heavy on case studies and actual testing results and audience participation is mandatory. Quality assurance of envelope repairs will be woven in throughout the discussions.
Harmon is a dynamic speaker and a hands-on field person who is regularly out in buildings testing, finding, and fixing enclosure issues. He frequently lectures and speaks around the country on building science and air sealing topics.
Please bring your questions as they stimulate the conversation and guide the presenter on the direction that the audience wants to go.
Organized by: AIANY Building Enclosure Council
Speaker: Larry Harmon, Vice President, Air Barrier Solutions, LLC
Larry Harmon is Vice President of Air Barrier Solutions, Inc. He trains and consults on building envelope issues and markets building envelope services in the commercial, residential, and institutional sectors. Air Barrier Solutions Inc. is currently working to disrupt the building envelope retrofit sector by focusing on testing and quality assurance to verify and achieve results. Harmon has managed local and statewide efficiency programs. He was the founding Executive Director of the Building Performance Institute. He has consulted with utilities, government organizations, contractors, manufacturers and developers.