NEBB's Building Envelope Testing
Review the new NEBB BET guideline, how BET should be specified, and how it is performed.
Building Envelope Testing (BET) is the process of testing a building air barrier, water barrier and thermal barrier. This presentation reviews the new NEBB BET guideline and review how BET should be specified and how it is performed. This presentation also reviews the business case for BET and review what work is available to providers.
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Presenter: Jim Bochat, President, Commissioning Concepts
Jim Bochat has been involved in the Arizona engineering and construction industry for over forty years. His experience includes mechanical design, mechanical construction, controls, test and balance, commissioning, and retro-commissioning.
Bochat is a former NEBB President and has been instrumental in developing and teaching commissioning standards for NEBB. He is a Life Member of ASHRAE and serves on the GPC-30, GL1.2, PMP Project Committee and Certification committees. He also chairs the ASHRAE PMP Best Practices committee and recently served on the ABBA Whole Building Tightness Committee. He has been a NEBB Certified professional since 1974 and has co-authored several standards regarding Commissioning for NEBB, ASHRAE, and ABBA. He is a past Chairman of the NEBB Commissioning Committee and is an instructor for NEBB’s Commissioning and Retro-commissioning Programs. He has taught the NEBB certification program throughout the U.S. and in Australia.
Bochat was presented the George B. Hightower Award for his distinguished service to NEBB at the 2010 NEBB Annual meeting. The George B. Hightower Award is NEBB's most prestigious honor and is presented periodically to people who have made special contributions to the success of NEBB.
Presentation provided by the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB).
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