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What does a blower door test measure?

Monday, November 3, 2014


True or false: Acrylic coatings are effective as reflective roof coatings but not as air barriers.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


The BRE in what country conducts testing of a building’s airtightness and air leakage?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


How are acrylic polymer-based coatings used in the building envelopes of architectural structures?

Thursday, May 22, 2014


What organization publishes performance standards for coatings on aluminum extrusions and panels?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


An old-fashioned EIFS system without the incorporation of a drainage plane is now called by what name?

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Twelve air barrier suppliers, Syracuse University, the Air Barrier Association of America and what other organization jointly worked on research to determine the energy performance of air barrier materials?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


What organization developed a standard practice for building enclosure commissioning?

Friday, September 20, 2013


What ASTM technical committee has a subcommittee that deals with air barriers?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


What ASTM Committee deals with air barriers?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


What organization will hold the 2013 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology in Minneapolis, MN?

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Both mechanical loads from heating and cooling equipment and the stack effect of conditioned air rising or settling can contribute to air and water leaks through holes in building envelope materials. What’s another contributor?

Monday, February 25, 2013


Where is the three-year study, “Assessment of the Impact of Air Barriers on Energy and Moisture Control,” being conducted?

Thursday, January 3, 2013


According to the Department of Energy, the building envelope has an impact on what percent of a building’s energy consumption?

Friday, October 26, 2012


Which person below conducts building envelope research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory?

Friday, August 24, 2012


True or false: An air/vapor barrier should be part of the building-envelope assembly in warm climates but not cold climates.

Monday, April 30, 2012


The Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) is a unit of what larger organization?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


What organization focuses on advancing the interests of building envelope consultants?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Building enclosures are designed to resist and control the flow of what elements?

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Among the forces that can contribute to water leaks through holes in building envelope materials are mechanical loads from heating and cooling equipment and the stack effect of conditioned air rising or settling. What is a third force?

Monday, May 23, 2011


True or False: ASHRAE's Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (90.1-2010) requires use of an air barrier in the building envelope, with a few exceptions.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


What is the function of a building envelope?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


True or false: An air barrier, in addition to improving the energy efficiency of a building, minimizes moisture transport through the building envelope.

Friday, February 4, 2011


True or false: Air leakage into a building can generate much more moisture than moisture vapor transmission can.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


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