FOAM-TECH: Client Services - Consulting Services

By: Foam Tech  09-12-2011
Keywords: Blower Door, Thermal Envelope

FOAM-TECH’s founder and president, Henri Fennell, was trained as an architect and has over thirty of experience providing energy products and services. For the past ten years Mr. Fennell has supported architects, engineers and building owners with consultations on thermal envelope designs. Notable involvements include:

  • Seventeen years of experience with infrared diagnostics (currently diagnostic capabilities include: blower door testing; fog testing; snow; frost, ice, and dew pattern analysis; and remote temperature and humidity monitoring.

  • Extensive work with residential, major business, and government clients.

  • Provider for American Institute of Architects/Continuing Education Service (AIA/CES).

  • Author of several white papers and presentations for major industry conferences.

  • Member of the State of Vermont’s Advisory Committee for the Vermont Residential Energy Building Standards.

  • Participation in the development of models and standards for NAVC/DARPA Projects related to the development of Cold-Weather Specifications for electric vehicles.

Mr. Fennell’s extensive experience with thermal envelopes enables FOAM-TECH to provide a wide variety of consulting services for people in the process of designing and planning new building construction.

Building Envelope Design Reviews

Building Envelope Failure Prevention

A significant portion of FOAM-TECH’s work involves diagnosing and repairing building envelope failures; consequently, we have learned that many of these failures are due to similar causes which we can identify in advance during a review of the architectural layout and detailing.  Some building configurations are “red flags” for ice dam formation and other building envelope problems.  It is possible to identify the critical areas that typically lead to failures and avoid them by working with the architect or engineer to refine the details during the design process.

Keywords: Blower Door, Thermal Envelope

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