Residential Part 9 Air Barrier / Air Tightness - EnerQuality

Residential Part 9 Air Barrier / Air Tightness

Education Residential Part 9 Air Barrier / Air Tightness

Take an intensive one-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. Air tightness testing will become a common required practice for low carbon building codes and volunteer labeling programs (e.g. Net Zero, 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 and hard-hat sticker certifying trained status.
  • Sample Site checklist for Air Barrier completion
  • Sample Air Barrier details-best practice.
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  • Early bird HBA member: $229 +HST
  • Early bird non-member : $279 +HST
  • HBA Regular : $259 +HST
  • Non-member regular: $329 +HST

Early bird pricing ends on September 14, 2018


BILD Offices - Awards Hall
20 Upjohn Rd
Toronto, ON
M3B 2V9

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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 home


  • Andrew Oding

    Andy Oding

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

    Andrew is the Past-Chair of the CHBA Net Zero Housing Council and 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 US providing building science support and training, energy code compliance, volunteer program compliance (Energy Star, Net Zero Home, LEED , R2000,etc) .


For more information, please contact Events & Marketing Manager Jessika Diamond, 416-447-0077.

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.