Video: Performance Testing for the Enclosure

A review of typical industry-established test methods.

Video Courtesy: CxEnergy 2017

Presenters: Elizabeth Cassin, RA, LEED AP & Fiona Aldous, BECxP, CxA+BE of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Abstract: Field performance testing is an integral part of the Building Enclosure Commissioning process. Testing helps validate that the enclosure meets the desired performance requirements for the project. Testing generally is performed to verify air tightness, water tightness, adhesion, and energy efficiency, among others. This session discusses typical industry-established test methods in detail to demonstrate the level of effort required for the testing as well as why the tests are performed.

This presentation was part of the technical program for CxEnergy 2017, the premier conference & expo for building commissioning, energy management and testing professionals. Save the date for CxEnergy 2018 on April 23-26 in Las Vegas, NV. CSE readers get 10% discount on registration (use promo code: CSE10). For more information, visit To access a PDF copy of this presentation, visit the 2017 ACG Research & Document Library.

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