Vipac Engineers & Scientists is proud to announce that it is the world’s first NATA accredited testing provider for measuring the air tightness of buildings.

Airtightness of buildings contributes to the achievement of environmental efficiencies in buildings, ensuring assets are ‘future ready’ and the Green Star’s sustainability benchmarks are met.

The recently acquired accolade verifies Vipac’s technical expertise in being able to carry out thorough testing of the air tightness of buildings. Vipac is the only provider that can offer clients NATA endorsed industry test reports.

With the upcoming new National Construction Code (NCC) and the increasing emphasis on energy conservation of buildings there is a growing need for air tightness testing.

Airtight buildings help combat draughty conditions, occupant discomfort, poor sound protection, faulty ventilation systems and building inefficiencies. Well sealed buildings use less energy to heat and cool, thereby achieving both thermal and energy efficiencies.

Being NATA accredited, Vipac is well positioned to act as an air tightness consultant and service this growing demand. Vipac can conduct on-site testing throughout the various stages of construction of a building as well as upon final completion.

Vipac are ATTMA (The Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association) and AIVAA (Air Infiltration and Ventilation Association of Australia) testing members. Test results can be used towards the Green Star rating system or to prove compliance with the verification method JV4 or Section J of the NCC

For over a decade, Vipac’s engineering experts have worked on numerous commercial, residential and industrial-type air permeability projects, nationally and internationally. The NATA accreditation is another tick in the right direction for Vipac and its testing capabilities.

Vipac’s NATA accreditation in measuring air tightness of buildings gives owners/occupiers confidence they can meet Green Star’s sustainability benchmarks.