The Virginia Building Code, A Catch 22

The Virginia Building Code, A Catch 22

The Virginia Residential Building Code allows two options for verifying air tightness in new construction. The first option is a Blower Door Test and the second is just a visual inspection, which as you can imagine, is the most commonly used method as it is generally...
Top 10 Ways YOU Can Ensure Good Indoor Air Quality

Top 10 Ways YOU Can Ensure Good Indoor Air Quality

ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES . . . and protect your home from polluted air. We can all play a part in good indoor air quality when it comes to our homes. Simple solutions to a potentially HUGE problem. Here is our Top 10: 1. Vent bathrooms, kitchens and laundry...
Residential Leakage Rates are counting down . . .

Residential Leakage Rates are counting down . . .

Say hello to the 2012 Virginina Energy Conservation Code. And with it, stricter air leakage requirements with a decrease in allowable air exchange rates. Air exchange rate is the rate at which air flows into and out of a given space through penetrations and openings...