Resources for IECC Infiltration and Duct Leakage Testing / BPI’s IDL Certification

THIS PAGE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS – CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

 

Energy code status: State by State: www.energycodesocean.org/

BPI’s NEW Infiltration and Duct Leakage Certification

SEE the video recording of the November 6, 2014 webinar HERE. (the video may have some synching issues that we are working on)

Deliver the tests that builders need to meet IECC codes for air infiltration and duct leakage.

Earning the IDL certification is a simple, comprehensive and affordable way for technicians of builders, remodelers, HVAC and insulation contractors to gain skills needed to offer duct leakage and blower door tests, in compliance with IECC codes for new home construction or existing home remodels.

Passing the exam (field exam only) verifies you can conduct duct leakage and blower door tests to the ASTM E1554-07 standard. Begin with this affordable, single measure credential and work your way up to BPI’s “house-as-a-system” certifications using real-time field experience.

Contact any BPI Test Center for the hands-on training you may need to prepare for BPI’s IDL field exam.

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TruTech Tools Ownership Change

Akron, OH – August 13, 2014 – TruTech Tools, LTD is pleased to announce a change in ownership. James C. Bergmann (father) and James L. Bergmann (son) have stepped down and current President and CEO, Bill Spohn and VP and Sales Manager, Eric Preston are now the owners of TruTech Tools.

TruTech Tools is the largest online distributor focusing on the tools and test instruments used in the building performance and HVACR markets. The company has enjoyed consistent growth since its founding in 2007, and is currently ranked as a top distributor for many of its key product lines.

Departing partner, James L. (Jim) comments, “I am proud to have had the opportunity to contribute to the growth of TruTech Tools. Our well-established reputation, loyal customer base and committed employees are the true foundation of our success. Bill Spohn’s energy, enthusiasm and connections to the market, coupled with Eric Preston’s expertise in sales, management and customer service have helped put TruTech on the map and in the forefront of our customers’ minds.”

Joining the company as a partner and GM in 2009, Bill has channeled his experience in test instrument engineering and marketing into building TruTech’s product portfolio and marketing processes. Eric also came to TruTech in 2009 and has since helped to not only increase sales, but also help to innovate and motivate TruTech internally and externally.

In a time when many technicians found it difficult to source their needed test instruments, Jim and Bill’s foresight in launching educational and training add-ons allowed customers to purchase and, more importantly, to use the products with confidence. As Bill explains, “Assuming majority ownership of TruTech is as tremendous an honor for me as it is a natural progression. Eric and I look forward to attracting new customers, expanding into to new markets and developing our services to better meet their needs as we streamline operations to keep the company, flexible, reactive and focused on the ever changing marketplace.”

Bill concludes, “As TruTech heads into the future, the company does so knowing we are building on the strong foundation that father and son built. Eric and I look forward to creating more opportunities for our customers to be even more successful.”

Founded in 2007, TruTech Tools serves the HVAC, Energy Audit, Building Performance, Facilities, Weatherization and Home Inspection markets providing the best equipment, training, calibration and consulting services available. Find a complete listing of TruTech Tools instrumentation, training and services at http://www.trutechtools.com. For more information call 1-888-224-3437.

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NOT YOUR GRAMMA’S BUILDING SCIENTIST: Iain Walker on air tightness, testing, and the origin of stinkiness

Corbett Lunsford interviews Dr. Iain Walker of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the frontiers of air tightness, fresh air ventilation, and why we’re arguing about it in the first place.

 

(Click on title to be taken to the podcast)

 

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April 7, 2014 · 4:56 pm

iManifold APP quick guide

iManifold_Quickguide_screen_shotHOT OFF THE PRESSES! (electronic presses that is)

The iManifold APP quick guide.

iManifold Quick-Start-Guide rev0

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Bill Spohn, President and CEO of TruTech Tools Ltd., joins the Home Energy Magazine Board of Directors

As a customer or fan of TruTech Tools, LTD, you have a connection. Not just any connection, but a strong connection to a vast network committed to improving your work, your profit potential, and the policies that govern your industry. Your connection and your network just expanded.

The Home Energy Board of Directors also gained a valuable asset by bringing on Bill Spohn, President and CEO of TruTech Tools, Ltd. Home Energy Magazine is concerned with providing you objective and practical information on residential energy efficiency, performance, comfort and affordability. To be on the Board of Directors, candidates must have the right credentials such as experience in a corporate governance position, but also they must possess the same zeal for improving residential energy efficiency and furthering your industry.

To be invited to be a Director, a candidate has to deal directly with residential energy, HVAC and building contractors across the nation; bring a market-driven supplier viewpoint; have a deep understanding of contractor needs and attitudes; and have the ability to further Home Energy’s role as a bridge between the Home Performance and HVAC communities.

“Bill’s unique background in instrumentation, HVAC, and business development, combined with his reputation as a trusted resource in related technical and education communities, well serves Home Energy’s needs during a time of unique challenges for our industry.” ~Tom White, Home Energy Magazine.

As President and CEO of TruTech Tools, Ltd., Bill Spohn is dedicated to this very mission of providing you with relevant and practical information, supplying your needs, and furthering your industry. He represents you and your industry, and he is proud to be your connection to Home Energy Magazine and the greater network within  your industry.

By Liz Crawley, Marketing Asst. TTT, LTD.

 

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Tru-Thermal Imaging from your phone

FLIRONE_ViewAThe future just snuck up on me. This is a real game changer! Tru-Thermal Imaging from your phone from FLIR.

“Our mantra is ‘Infrared Everywhere’”, says Andy Teich, CEO of FLIR, “and we really view infrared becoming the sixth sense for human activity to ‘see’ what’s out there in ways the human eye can’t.”

Get your sixth sense in gear for $350. The FLIR One will certainly stimulate the mass market for IR imaging. Learn more HERE and see videos HERE and HERE.

Availability for the FLIR ONE is slated for spring 2014. It will come in colors to match your iPhone (R) (the first compatible devices are iPhone(R) 5 & 5S). In addition to thermal and standard camera elements the unit packs its own rechargeable battery for two hours of power or for use to boost iPhone(R)  battery life. A nice touch!

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TruTech Tools, Helping You Buy Safely

With You in mind, we added a new service to improve your shopping experience for your go-to HVAC/R, Weatherization, Building Performance, and Emissions test instruments. We can’t predict when prices will go down, but with this new service we can try to get you the lowest price possible. That’s one reason we decided to add a new service, the buySAFE 3-in-1 Guarantee.

2013-12-31_1131You may have noticed the little box, under a product you’ve browsed on our site, or while you were checking out, during your recent purhase. The 3-in-1 Guarantee is a free service to you, the customer.  It guarantees you the lowest price*, within 30 days of the date you purchase that product. 

But there’s more! It’s a “3-in-1″ Guarentee, this service also provides Identity Theft Protection* with up to $10,000 in coverage and Purchase Protection* that guarantees what you see online is what you get, when you place an order.

 

Here’s how the buySAFE 3-in-1 Guarantee works:

  • 30-Day Guarantee Price Protection
    • If we drop our price, buySAFE pays the difference up to $100*
  • Full 3rd Party Guarantee of your purchase terms of sale up to $1,000
    • Get what you paid for, or your money back. All the terms of sale for your purchase are guaranteed, including product authenticity, up to $1,000*
  • $10,000 Identity Theft Protection to safeguard your personal information
    • Your identity is protected and you have access to complimentary professional ID theft remediation services for the next 30 days*

*Restrictions Apply

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