The objective of this applied research project is to conduct airtightness testing on the interpretive centre at Fort Whyte Alive, located in southwest Winnipeg.
The interpretive centre will be undergoing a major envelope upgrade that is projected to take place in 2016.
- The project will involve the testing of the existing building prior to the renovations as well as comparative testing after the work has been completed.
- During the pre-renovation test, major leakage paths will be identified through the use of diagnostic tools such as smoke machines and infrared thermography.
- The results of the pre-renovation testing, which was completed in December 2015, will help guide the scope of work for the retrofits.
An article about the pre-renovation testing was published in the Globe and Mail.