In December 2012, we performed air barrier testing and a building envelope scan at a new grocery store in Texas. The goal of the project was to help the client identify areas where they could improve the energy efficiency of their buildings so they could implement better strategies in upcoming projects.
Grocery Stores Provide a Unique Challenge for Air Barrier Testing
Grocery stories and other similar buildings can be challenging due to unique penetrations, delivery doors, mechanical equipment on the roof and other challenges.
When trying to identify air leaks, it may be possible to use just 3 fans or 6 fans to create the necessary pressure difference. However, if testing to the Army Corps Of Engineer specs it would take 9-12 fans to properly pressurize or depressurize the building.
All of our inspections are performed by a Level 2 or Level 3 certified infrared thermographer and our air barrier testing technicians have years of experience testing commercial buildings.
We also perform Energy Audits of commercial buildings including grocery stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, churches and much more.