After receiving recent attention in the Green Building Council of Australia’s’ review of Green Star Design and As-Built V 1, airtightness (or often the lack of it) is now becoming a key focus area for those interested improving occupant comfort while driving down energy consumption and carbon emissions.

For this event, we will hear Sydney’s resident airtightness and building performance diagnostics expert, Sean Maxwell (Pro Clima, Australia).

Sean has conducted over 1000 blower door tests on small and large buildings over the past decade, has a passion for communicating building science concepts to those who will truly benefit from them and is the scheme manager of the Air Tightness Testing and Measurement Association in Australia and New Zealand.

Sean has conducted over 1000 blower door tests on small and large buildings over the past decade, has a passion for communicating building science concepts to those who will truly benefit from them and is the scheme manager of the Air Tightness Testing and Measurement Association in Australia and New Zealand.

As part of our Masterclass series, Sean will be imparting his knowledge around the practicalities of testing for airtightness via the use of blower door technology.

This will include:

  • The concept of air movement control with air barriers and ventilation in Passive House buildings
  • Air barrier design concepts and how they differ from small buildings to large buildings
  • How Blower Door testing is typically done, at two different stages in construction
  • How Blower Doors can be used to guide sealing efforts when things don’t go as planned
  • What are the typical points of failure for most projects?

Time: We invite you to pop by 6pm for a 6.30pm presentation.

Refreshments: Light food and drinks supplied

Transport: Public transport is suggested as parking may be limited

Costs: This is a free event for all, but places are limited and members are given priority.

Tickets: 50 available only. APHA Members take priority.

Directions: Head up to Level 1 Marcus Clark Building W, 875 George Street

Sean Maxwell

Sean Maxwell