Warriors in Transition


US Army Corp of Engineers


Fort Sam Houston, TX

LEED Consultant:

Chip Henderson



Green Rater:

Project Goal:

The 2005 Energy Policy Act requires that Federal facilities be built to achieve at least 30 percent energy savings over the 2004 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1-2004. Therefore the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed a Protocol for Air Leakage Test to be implemented to measure the air leakage of a building.


The Commissioning Authority (CxA), Cleary-Zimmermann Engineers brought Contects onboard to perform air leakage testing following the protocols outlined in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Air Leakage Test Protocol for Measuring Air Leakage in Buildings. USACE testing protocols are based on ASTM E779 (2003): Test Method for Determining Air Leakage Rate by Fan Pressurization and ASTM E1827-96 (2002): Standard Test Methods for Determining Airtightness of Buildings Using an Orifice Blower Door.

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