What is a blower door test?
Learn more about air tightness in your build, and how blower door tests are important for quality control in construction. Jessica Allen from Climasure shares all you need to know for your renovation or new build.
This episode is part of a special series on the National Construction Code, and NCC 2022.
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Hello! This is episode 296, and in it, I’m talking with Jessica Allen from Climasure.
Climasure is a team of design and construct professionals who have a strong desire to ensure that Australian building stock is created with the correct knowledge, detailing and construction technique informing decisions to produce healthy buildings and peace of mind.
Jessica is passionate about: air tightness, condensation management, correctly detailing buildings, and as-built verification opportunities to ensure you’re getting the right outcome on site.
Across this and the next episode, she’ll be helping us understand more about how you can achieve this in your new build or renovation project.
Jess is fantastic at providing actionable information that will empower you to structure your team and your project progress so you set yourself up for success when creating a well performing home.
Now, let’s dive in!
Jessica is a building designer who took a very early interest in focussing on function and performance.
Her career started with code compliance – NatHERS ratings and the other complexities of the energy efficiency section the NCC, and grew to include air tightness consulting, blower door testing for both residential and commercial buildings.
Jessica is both a Certified Passivhaus Designer and a WUFI professional.
Her passion for building performance has snowballed over the years and she is now entrenched in building science because she believes THIS is where the real difference can be made, both to building occupants and to our planet.
Whether you’re a homeowner, builder or architect, Climasure aims to help you reduce risks that have been ingrained into the Australian building industry.
Climasure believes that the current standards are doing their best, but there is still a long way to go before the minimum NCC provisions create healthy, durable and energy efficient buildings.
Let’s jump into Part 1 of my conversation with Jessica.
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