THIS ARTICLE WAS REVISED on 6-21-16 with more complete info on the table attached.
You may not be aware, but there are several Home Performance standards currently available to the public.
We have put together a table that compares the different diagnostics tests that each standard calls for.
Table comparing home performance diagnostic testing standards Rev 1
Further details on the following major categories of products may be found at the links below:
Ambient CO Meters
Gas Leak Detectors
Duct Leakage Testers
Here is a detailed listing of these standards:
ACCA Standard 12 (ANSI): Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement
Get a free copy here: www.bit.ly/ACCA-12
ACCA Standard 5 (ANSI): HVAC Quality Installation Verification Protocols
Get a free copy here: www. www.bit.ly/ACCA-5
BPI 1200 (ANSI): Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings
Get a free copy here: http://www.bit.ly/bpi1200
RESNET Advisory Standards: Chapter 8, Standard for Performance Testing and Work Scope
View here for free: www.bit.ly/RESNET-standards
(Will be updated by amendment with some reference to RESNET Standard 380, likely by Fall 2016.)
RESNET 380: Standard for Testing Air Tightness of Building Enclosures, Airtightness of Heating and Cooling Air Distribution Systems and Airflow of Mechanical Ventilation Systems
Get a free copy here: bit.ly/resnet380
Not yet in effect. This standard will likely supersede some parts of RESNET Chapter 8, likely by Fall 2016.)
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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The Retrotec DucTester is designed specifically to measure residential duct leakage. It is used to locate duct leaks and to measure the results of duct sealing. Use this model to verify duct leakage for compliance with codes such as Title 24 in California. The DucTester can also be used in conjunction with a blower door to neutralize duct leaks to indoors so that only duct leakage to outdoors is measured.
CHECK OUT OUR DROP TEST VIDEO TO SEE
JUST HOW DURABLE IS THE US1000!
With touchscreen Controls, Wi-FI Capability and pre-programmed functions, set your parameters and test at the tap of a button.
The visual/graphic on screen cues make set up errors a thing of the past!
DOWNLOAD the new QuickGuide for the DM32 for more details.
Hap Haven just delivered an OUTSTANDING webinar on the topic of An Introduction to Home Performance for Heating Contractors.
You can watch a recording HERE or download a copy of the slides here-> INTRO TO HP – HVAC.
Fasten your seatbelts and take this fast-paced ride into the newest billion dollar industry. Home Performance is uniquely suited for the heating & AC contractor. That’s because you have already mastered many of the most important components. Come learn how Home Performance and HVAC overlap, how to expand your business in a flat market and how to position yourself for the future.
As part of this webinar you will:
1) See a brief history of Home Performance and whole house thinking
2) Understand how an Energy Audit leads to more sales
3) Get an overview of the cool tools used in the industry
4) Learn how to talk to a heater
FOR more webinars by TruTech Tools, LTD go to http://www.TruTechTools.com/webinars
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Ever wonder if it was you, the equipment or just Murphy’s Law getting in the way of getting your work done?
Take a glance at these fast FAQs provided by our friends at The Energy Conservatory on BlowerDoor and DuctBlaster(R) testing.
Blower Door and DuctBlaster FAQs