The Hotel Apartments of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Talan Towers building are one-floor-high residential units, where a sampling rate of one-in-seven typical units has been tested per the “Residential Manual for Compliance with California’s 2001 Energy Efficiency Standards”. The project received an Air Tightness Test carried by Propetus on 12-Jul-2017.
The conducted testing and carried analysis was successful with the three following tools:
– Retrotec Blower Door AL250R Type / 3101 Series
– Retrotec 3300SR Fan.
– Retrotec DM32 Digital Gauge.
The test was carried by an ATTMA attested engineer that ensured the projects is in line with the requirements of LEED NC 2009 / IEQp2 Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control.
The importance of Air Tightness Test is evident in ensuring energy efficiency for buildings. Such inefficiency is a result of leakage of cooled air (uncontrolled airflow), which is considered a great loss of energy as the hot air is easily drawn into the property, causing unwanted heat gains, rise in cooling bills, discomfort and reduced air quality.