The consequences of air leakage can be significant, leading to greater energy consumption, poor air quality, a decrease in a building’s lifecycle and making building occupants uncomfortable (and irritated). In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings that leak energy due to age or poor envelope construction could be costing their owners up to 40% more in heating and 15% in cooling costs due to unintentional air filtration.
The solution is to offer your clients an air barrier audit to identify where leaks occur, and an air barrier system to control those leaks. Air barrier solutions are an excellent way to prevent these issues and can help you evaluate the energy-efficient potential of their building.
WTC works with Ontario-based Canam Building Envelope Specialists, an affiliate of ours, to provide building envelope solutions and air barrier systems to eliminate air leakage, improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. Canam has more than 25 years of experience in providing air barrier audits, retrofit installations and testing.