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ABAA Publishes New Standard of Whole Building Airtightness Testing

The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) published a new standard for whole building airtightness testing. The standard is called "Standard Method for Building Enclosure Airtightness Compliance Testing".

This standard is the result of years of work by a dedicated group of professionals and industry experts that numbered over 50 people. The baseline for this document was the previously published joint test protocol put together by ABAA and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) developed back in May 2012.

Work is now underway to present this to ASTM and develop an ASTM standard. A work item (WK35913) has been created under the E06 Committee on Performance of Buildings.

For a copy of this standard, http://airbarrier.org/whole_building/index_e.php

Special thanks to Mr. Terry Brennan who chairs the ABAA Whole Building Airtightness Committee and all committee members for their support and input.