Pennsylvania has implemented sustainability programs and initiatives to promote green building practices. The city's Greenworks Philadelphia plan sets ambitious goals for reducing energy consumption, increasing renewable energy use, and improving air and water quality. These initiatives create a supportive environment for green construction projects and the adoption of technologies like AeroBarrier, the most effective air sealing solution for green building projects.
We connect our patented technology to your home via a modified blower to pressurize and distribute the sealing formula. The pressure carries our non-toxic, water-based formula throughout the home and effectively seals any leak by using the very air that is leaking out of the home, thereby finding any leak point; visible or not.
In February of 2022 Philadelphia introduced the 2018 IECC requiring all building envelopes to pass 3 ACH50 blower door tests, this includes single family homes, multifamily buildings and townhomes.
Achieving a blower door test result of 3 ACH50 (air changes per hour at 50 Pascals) can be challenging but is not impossible, and the pay off you achieve in energy efficiency makes it totally worth the effort. It requires careful attention to building design, construction techniques, and the implementation of proper air sealing measures. Builders need to pay close attention to details and ensure a comprehensive air barrier throughout the building envelope to minimize air leakage.
AeroBarrier provides a consistent and guaranteed solution to reach these air sealing requirements. If you are a builder struggling to get to 3 ACH50 consistently, or you are looking to go beyond the code requirements to meet Phius, Zero Ready or another building program, contact us today.