Air Barrier Training & Certification - EnerQuality

Air Barrier Training & Certification

Education Air Barrier Training & Certification

AND December 10, 2020 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Take an intensive 2 half day course covering key Residential Part 9 Air Barrier/Air Tightness, and learn what it means for your projects.

High performance air barriers and low infiltration rates are essential for ensuring healthy, comfortable, durable, efficient buildings and enclosure systems. Get ahead before air tightness testing becomes a common practice for building codes (as it already is for volunteer programs like Net Zero and ENERGY STAR®®).

Why is Air Tightness important?

  • Air tight construction leads to greater comfort for your customers.
  • Leaky homes lead to higher heating and cooling costs – proper air barriers lead to increased savings.
  • Ventilation systems only work properly if the building envelope is air tight.
  • Air tightness provides better sound protection for the inhabitants.

What you will leave with:

  • Certificate of completion certifying trained status.
  • Sample Site checklist for Air Barrier completion
  • Sample Air Barrier details-best practice.

Course Content:

  • Ontario Building code requirements
  • Future potential code and program air testing requirements
  • Air testing / blower door operation and testing protocol
  • Best practice air barrier details, scopes of work and contracts.

EnerQuality workshop completion certificates can be submitted for Continuing Education credits for the following organizations:

  • Ontario Association of Architects
  • Ontario Building Officials Association
  • Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Association of Energy Engineers

Note: Many of our students have received Canada Ontario Job Grants to cover the majority of their training costs. If you are located in Ontario, training for a job in Ontario and not receiving other grants for this training, visit the COJG site for more information.

Who Should Attend:

Builders • Contractors • Site supervisors • Foremen • Site service • Architects and designers (BCIN designates) • Contracts/Purchasing • Building Officials • Drywall contractors and Air barrier trade contractors • All trade contractors who interact with the envelope of a large building


  • Andrew Oding

    Andy Oding

    General Manager and Director of Building Science at Building Knowledge Canada.

    Vice President and Director of Building Science at Building Knowledge Canada

    Andrew is the Past-Chair of the CHBA Net Zero Housing Council and Vice chair of the CHBA Technical Research Committee (TRC).

    Andrew is a recognized building science trainer with the Government of Canada-Office of Energy Efficiency, Building Science Specialist (University of Toronto), a Certified Energy Evaluator (CEE), LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and mechanical designer.

    Andrew and the Building Knowledge Team work with builders, building officials, manufacturers and trades across Canada and in the U.S. providing building science support and training, energy code compliance, volunteer program compliance (ENERGY STAR®®, Net Zero Home, LEED , R2000,etc).

Cancellation Policy:

EnerQuality endeavours to be as flexible as possible with our cancellation policy. In the event you are unable to personally attend a workshop, you may, with prior notice, substitute another representative from your company. A refund (less $50 administration fee) will be issued for cancellations made up to 14 days in advance of the workshop. Contractual obligations and agreements with third parties may require for the policy to be amended or revised from time to time. EnerQuality reserves the right to reschedule, relocate, or cancel events. Should this be required, we will provide prior notice to all registrants.