On January 1st, 2013, the State of Illinois implemented the 2012 Illinois Energy Conservation Code (based on the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code with (Illinois amendments) through the Illinois Energy Efficient Building Act [20 ILCS 3125]. As part of the new energy code, blower door testing is required to demonstrate a building infiltration rate of no more than 5 ACH50. Duct tightness testing is required where the air-handler or any portion of the ducts are located outside of the building thermal envelope or pressure boundary.

If you are considering a new career path, or your business is considering such services to differentiate your company among the competition, after successful completion of this course, you will be able to test the leakage of a building envelope and duct system, and evaluate the results as measured against Illinois code requirements.

Topics covered include:
       1. Blower door and duct leakage tests
       2. ACH50 Calcs and Duct Leakage
       3. Code Compliance Documentation
Get certified to perform diagnostic testing required for new homes in Illinois and surrounding states. BuildRIGHT Illinois, Inc. Is currently offering Diagnostic Energy Tester training & certification in Carterville and Peoria IL.
Energy Conservatory test equipment videos
Video 1 - Intro to duct leakage testing

Video 2 - How to set-up Duct Blaster

Video 3 - Manometer set-up

Video 4 - How to conduct a test
Video 1 - Blower Door set-up

Video 2 - manometer operation
This is a unique training and certification opportunity for DET Candidates. This one-day, DET Training and Certification course.

In preparation for the training we recommend you watch the videos listed on the right side of this page to introduce you to performance testing or possibly reacquaint you with the blower door and/or duct pressure testing.
DET Training Agenda
**Equipment used in training - BuildRIGHT uses Energy Conservatory equipment during the DET trainings. If you use a Retrotec Blower Door or duct pressure test system please feel free to bring your equipment along to use during the field exams.
Click on the links below to download your customizable MS Word documents.

DET verification report form (no photos)

DET verification report form with photos

Duct leakage only verification report form

Graph paper
Useful Tools
DET Verification Report forms
Other Uselful Tools
RESENT Chapter 8 Standards

Blower Door Operations Manual

Duct Blaster Operations Manual

Duct Blaster Field Calibration Check Procedure

Pressure Pan Operations Manual

Exhaust Fan Flow Meter Operations Manual
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