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
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
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