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The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.

Request for Buildings to Conduct Whole Building Blower Door Testing

  • 1.  Request for Buildings to Conduct Whole Building Blower Door Testing

    Posted 05-17-2017 12:47

    Oakridge National Laboratories (ORNL) is looking for commercial buildings that are about to undergo retrofit where part of the retrofit (or the only retrofit) is to reduce the air leakage rate of the building. ORNL will conduct a blower door test before the retrofit and one after the retrofit at no cost. Information gathered on the building will be limited to generic information (such as size, number of stories, etc) and the air leakage characteristics. No other information would be made public.  

    This is a time limited offer from ORNL, so if you have a building or know of a building that could be tested please contact: Ms. Diana Hun,

    Maggie Brown
    Specialist, Knowledge Communities
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC