Building Performance Testing
Turner Building Science & Design offers a wide variety of building performance testing. We identify opportunities for cost savings, diagnose trouble spots and their causes, and work with our clients to develop strategies that will benefit them for years to come. Here's a sampling of some of the services we offer:
TBS provides full energy audit services that can predict energy consumption for future buildings, evaluate current energy consumption efficiency, and identify likely savings potential. Our audits can identify the energy a building should be using compared to the energy you are using to identify unnecessary or unexpected energy losses or consumption.
TBS provides water intrusion testing on building wall, foundation, floor, and roof assemblies and components including window and door openings, skylights, louvers, and utility penetration through the walls utilizing ASTM test methods, adapted for field conditions where necessary.
Many modern day renovations occur in facilities that were once industrial manufacturing structures. Many of these facilities are sitting above potentially toxic and carcinogenic plumes of contaminated groundwater or VOC-laced soil vapors trapped in the vadose zone under buildings. We are experts at performing diagnostics evaluations to aid in the design of active mitigation systems.
Air Flow ModelingOur in-house airflow modeling services may be required for a diverse number of applications such as determining pressure differentials, verifying air leakage, diagnosing unbalanced ventilation, and aiding in the design of containment pathways.
Large Building Air Tightness
Testing Modern buildings need to meet more stringent air leakage standards. Testing larger buildings for air tightness requires multiple blower doors working in unison, in conjunction with guarded pressure zones, to measure the leakage rate of the building enclosure.
Air Leakage/Barrier Review - ABAA Auditing
An air barrier is critical to limiting air transport pathways (infiltration) into the building walls, resulting in high infiltration loads of HVAC equipment. Minimizing the air movement through the building envelope components reduces the cost of HVAC equipment and operation.