Multifamily Blower Door Testing

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Multifamily Blower Door Testing

With the recent increase in multifamily housing construction, combined with some builders’ desire to seek green certifications, establishing a user-friendly blower door test protocol that achieves repeatable results would allow multifamily buildings to achieve ...

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