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
This is a unique training and certification opportunity for DET Candidates. This two-day, DET Training and Certification course.
In preparation for either day of 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.
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
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