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Research Partnerships & Innovation

Ecole Noel Ritchot – Air Leakage Testing

October 14, 2015

This objective of this applied research project is to conduct airtightness testing on Ecole Noel Ritchot, located in St. Norbert, Winnipeg.


Ecole Noel Ritchot will be undergoing a major envelope upgrade in 2016. Also, a planned expansion of approximately 30,000 sq.ft. will be added to the school around the same time.

Services Provided

  • The project will involve the testing of the existing building prior to the renovations and expansion as well as comparative testing after the work has been completed.
  • The tests will be designed to enable the pre- and post-renovation air leakage rates of the existing portion of the school independent of the new addition.
  • Post-renovation testing will also provide air leakage rates for the new, larger building as a whole.


Pre-renovation tests were completed during the summer of 2015.

  • The Public Schools Finance Board has expressed interest in collaborating with RRC to further the research activities on large building air leakage testing.