Building Auditing and Commissioning Tools
Evaluating the performance of installed equipment can be intrusive and time consuming. The WCEC has two projects focused on developing tools and techniques aimed at simplifying these measurements.
Aerosolized Sealant for Building Envelopes
Air leaks in buildings contribute to energy use by allowing uncontrolled airflow between conditioned and unconditioned spaces. Current methods for tightening building shells have relied primarily on manual sealing methods that are labor intensive and often insufficient, particularly in retrofit applications. WCEC patented, and is testing an aerosol envelope sealing process, AeroBarrier, to improve sealing effectiveness, reduce labor costs…