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Daily Quiz (14)


What is the name of a machine used to test the air tightness of a building?


True or false: Tests for air leakage through a building envelope as described in ASTM E 1186 provide data on air leakage rates.


Which of the organizations below collaborated with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop an online building airtightness calculator?


True or false: The Department of Energy’s 2014 Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development Roadmap for Emerging Technologies states that the cost of an air barrier system for a new building can be recovered in less than five years.


True or false: Air leakage through a building envelope cannot be detected with a smoke tracer test.


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


True or false: Fan pressurization and infrared thermography can be used to test the air leakage of a building envelope.


True or False: The PosiTest Air Leak Tester is a laboratory device for determining if mock-ups have air leaks.


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?


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


What is the average yearly heat and power bill for the Alaskan home deemed the “World’s Tightest Residential Building” by the World Record Academy?


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?


What organization has developed a test method to determine air leakage of air barrier assemblies?


True or false: The amount of water condensing from an air leak in a wall is much greater than the amount that occurs with water vapor diffusion through the wall.


 
 
   

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