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Air Tightness Testing – 1 day Training Course

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


This one-day air tightness training course, commonly known as blower door testing, is designed for building professionals, energy auditors, and quality control personnel. The program provides comprehensive instruction on the theory and practical aspects of air tightness testing according to the ASTM E779-19 standard. Participants will engage in both classroom learning and hands-on sessions, gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct blower door tests confidently. By the end of this intensive course, candidates will be able to use a blower door testing kit and perform tests independently, with additional training available for those seeking formal certification.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the Fundamentals of Blower Door Testing

  • Identify Regulatory Requirements and Standards

  • Prepare for a Successful Blower Door Test

  • Conduct a Blower Door Test

  • Analyze Test Results and Identify Air Leakage Paths

  • Implement Remediation Strategies

  • Communicate the Importance of Airtightness

Course Content

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Registration and Welcome Coffee

Meet and greet.

Introduction to the day’s agenda

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Introduction to Blower Door Testing

Overview of blower door tests

Importance in building construction

Regulatory background and requirements

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: The Science Behind Blower Door Testing

Understanding air tightness

Principles of building science related to air leakage.

How blower door tests measure building airtightness

11:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Coffee Break

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Preparing for a Blower Door Test

Key considerations and preparations

Common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

12:00 PM – 1:00PM – Lunch Break

Join BECx as Risk Management Class and attend Lunch and Learn

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Practical Demonstration: Setting Up and Conducting Blower Door Test

Walkthrough of setting up equipment

Step-by-step demonstration

Participants witness a supervised blower door test

Use of diagnostics tools



3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Analyzing Test Results

Understanding the numbers

Identifying air leakage paths

Remediation techniques

Best practices for construction to pass a blower door test.

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Open Q&A and Troubleshooting Session

Open floor for questions

Discussing specific concerns and scenarios from participants’ experiences

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Closing Remarks and Certification

Recap of the key learnings

Distribution of attendance certificates

Additional Information

This course outline is designed to cover the theoretical background, practical skills, and best practices necessary for building contractors to effectively prepare for and conduct blower door tests, with a focus on passing these tests to meet regulatory and quality standards.


June 17
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


+1(409) 359 5162
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Sea Star Base, Galveston, Texas
7509 Broadway St
Galveston,TX77554United States
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