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Three-Day Training Course: Large Building Airtightness Testing

July 23, 2019

New session starting October 2019

What you will learn:

  • Differences between residential and commercial tests
  • Building science and driving forces of air leakage
  • Testing standards and code requirements
  • Test considerations and planning
  • Required materials and equipment
  • First-hand experience with setup and use of blower door equipment
  • Trouble-shooting common problems encountered during testing


This workshop concludes with a full live test at the Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure (CARSI) at Red River College, which will incorporate diagnostic tools and data analysis.

Each session will be limited to 12 participants.

Course date and cost

Dates: October 16-18, 2019

Times: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (will end at 2 p.m. on the last day to allow time for travel)

Cost: $1,495 + GST (includes parking, lunch and morning coffee)

Location: Red River College, 2055 Notre Dame Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


To register, call or email:
Alexis Epp
204.632.2036 | aepp33@rrc.ca


Learn from instructors whose experience ranges from applied research-related to energy efficiency, field observation, commercial and residential airtightness testing, commissioning, education, training and more.

Additional course information:

Cory Carson
204.631.3325 | ccarson31@rrc.ca

Other course offerings can be found at rrc.ca/techsolutions


Large Building Air Tightness Testing Training

September 14, 2017

This three-day course educated participants on:

  • Air tightness testing standards and code requirements
  • the differences between residential and commercial air tightness tests
  • building science and driving forces of air leakage
  • test considerations and planning
  • required materials and equipment

The workshop also focused on the setup and use of blower door equipment, and finished with a full live test of the CARSI building at Red River College, which incorporates diagnostic tools and analysis/reporting of the test data.


Increasing air tightness in a building is now widely recognized as one of the most influential factors affecting the building’s performance in terms of energy use, comfort, indoor air quality, durability and even noise transmission.

Even though airtightness testing of residential houses is quite common, airtightness testing of commercial buildings is only now starting to grow.

Testing equipment is now evolving to measure a larger range of commercial building types; however, since this type of testing is still relatively new to the United States and Canada, there remains very few qualified personnel able to perform these tests to specific standards.