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.
- 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.