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Building Enclosure Analysis
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Locates, Prioritizes and Documents Heat Loss Problems
Pinpoints Missing, Damaged & Wet Insulation, Vapor Barrier Breaches
Locates Causes of Frozen Pipes, Ice Dams, Mold Infestation
Reveals Cost-Effective Options for Green Retrofits & LEED Credits*
Pinpoints Cold Air Infiltration, Moisture Buildup, and more
Helps Reduce Heating Costs, Boost Energy Efficiency & Comfort
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Cutaway view of common building enclosure problems

Are your occupants complaining about drafts, cold spots, ice dams, frozen pipes, or excessive heating and cooling costs?

Your building could be affected by one or more of these common problems:

Stack Effect: Even small gaps in the building’s upper structural components or cladding can allow significant amounts of heated air to escape (exfiltration). As warm air exits the upper parts of the building, cold outside air is sucked in at lower levels to replace it (infiltration). Occupants may complain of drafts, cold spots and other discomforts. The escaping warm, moist air condenses when it contacts colder surfaces in the building enclosure, creating moisture build-up inside walls and building materials.

Insulation Problems: Moisture rapidly reduces the insulating power (R-value) of wall and roof insulation, causing large year-round energy losses that can be accurately detected with infrared thermography. Our building enclosure analyses also verify the proper installation of insulating materials. If your building has wet, missing, misplaced, or compressed insulation, our certified thermographers will pinpoint and document the problems so you can plan the most cost-effective repairs.

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Infrared building enclosure analysis is the only proven, nondestructive and complete method for troubleshooting building heat loss and moisture problems. Building owners use enclosure testing to save millions of dollars every year by reducing energy costs, minimizing structural damage, and enhancing occupant comfort and health. An Infra-red Analyzers heat loss survey can help you:

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• Reduce heating and cooling costs
• Locate causes of frozen pipes and ice dams
• Prioritize and document heat loss problems
• Increase energy efficiency and boost profits
• Pinpoint missing, damaged or wet insulation
• Increase energy efficiency and boost profits
• Detect conditions likely to support growth of mold and mildew
• Determine best options for energy-saving renovation and retrofits
• Identify cost-effective strategies for achieving LEED credits

Heat losses from buildings are accelerated by structural problems, poor construction practices, missing or inadequate insulation, moisture infiltration and air leakage. Escaping heat creates a thermal signature that can be detected with infrared thermography. Building enclosure analysis pinpoints underlying problems in the physical plant. From this data we produce a comprehensive report to provide the building owner with detailed information about the locations, causes and extent of problems in the building enclosure.

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Blower door test reveals
extent of building air leakage.

Our Certified Thermographers use cutting-edge infrared detection technology to rapidly and accurately identify hidden problems that waste your energy dollars and threaten the integrity of your building. At most facilities, data collection can be completed in just one or two days, without disrupting your operations.

Blower Door Testing: With today’s concerns for energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction, determining the energy efficiency of a building has become an essential cost-containing tool for the building owner. Properly installed insulation is one major contributing component to a building’s performance. Air leakage problems, however, are often overlooked. In many buildings, excessive air leakage is the biggest factor reducing energy-efficient performance.

A Blower Door is a diagnostic tool that measures the degree of a building’s “air tightness.” Blower Doors provide a reliable, highly accurate and cost-effective method for determining a building’s air leakage performance. Infra-red Analyzers' blower door systems and methodology meet the latest ASTM, ISO, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers standards. Our blower door testing services provide critical information separately or in combination with our comprehensive infrared building enclosure analysis.

You can improve productivity and occupant comfort and reduce energy costs at your facility.
Our nondestructive infrared testing pinpoints and prioritizes your heat loss problems.
Save money and stop water damage. Call today for a free quote: 800-879-1964
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