Reno Nation, Kanaka Bar: Blower Door Test

Topic(s): Housing, Buildings

In many older homes, air leakage is very high, resulting in high energy bills and uncomfortable conditions in the winter. Learn as Uli Chorny (Community Power - @CommunityPwr) and Matthew Vandergriend (Kanaka Bar) work together to carry out a Blower Door test in order to understand how much energy is being lost and identify the leakiest spots in a home. About the Reno Nation videos: Kanaka Bar is on a path to self-sufficiency, which encompasses such areas as employment, food and energy. In addition to solar and small-scale hydroelectric development, the community is putting a lot of effort into renovating homes so that they use less energy and are more comfortable. In this series of three videos, you can learn about practical efforts being made to improve these homes, which could be replicated in just about any community. The series was produced by the Fraser Basin Council and Community Power (@CommunityPwr). Thanks to Lantern Films for video production services. The Fraser Basin Council provided support for these projects through the First Nations Home EnergySave Program. Visit website here