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126.96.36.199.3 Testing, Acceptable Materials, and Assemblies
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The building shall comply with whole-building pressurization testing in accordance with Section 188.8.131.52.3(a) or with the continuous air barrier requirements in Section 184.108.40.206.3(b) or 220.127.116.11.3(c).
- Whole-building pressurization testing shall be conducted in accordance with ASTM E779 or ASTM E1827 by an independent third party. The measured air leakage rate of the building envelope shall not exceed 0.40 cfm/ft2 under a pressure differential of 0.3 in. of water, with this air leakage rate normalized by the sum of the above and below-grade building envelope areas of the conditioned and semiheated space.
- Materials that have an air permeance not exceeding 0.004 cfm/ft2 under a pressure differential of 0.3 in. of water (1.57 psf) when tested in accordance with ASTM E2178. The following materials meet these requirements:
- Plywood—minimum 3/8 in.
- Oriented strand board—minimum 3/8 in.
- Extruded polystyrene insulation board—minimum 1/2 in.
- Foil-faced urethane insulation board—minimum 1/2 in.
- Exterior gypsum sheathing or interior gypsum board—minimum 1/2 in.
- Cement board—minimum 1/2 in.
- Built-up roofing membrane
- Modified bituminous roof membrane
- Single-ply roof membrane
- A Portland cement/sand parge, stucco, or gypsum plaster—minimum 1/2 in. thick
- Cast-in-place and precast concrete
- Sheet metal
- Closed-cell 2 lb/ft3 nominal density spray polyurethane foam—minimum 1 in.
- Assemblies of materials and components (sealants, tapes, etc.) that have an average air leakage not to exceed 0.04 cfm/ft2 under a pressure differential of 0.3 in. of water (1.57 psf) when tested in accordance with ASTM E2357, ASTM E1677, ASTM E1680, or ASTM E283. The following assemblies meet these requirements:
- Concrete masonry walls that are
- fully grouted, or
- painted to fill the pores.
- Concrete masonry walls that are
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