Infiltec Inc. was founded in 2013 to manufacture building air leakage control instruments and distribute radon control products. Infiltec, Inc. is the result of the convergence of three individuals who each possess over 30 years of experience in the field of developing building air infiltration measurement and control technologies. The initial focus of these three pioneers was on residential energy conservation, and the first product developed by the team in the early 1980s was an instrument for measuring building airtightness (often called a "blower door"). Today the Infiltec name is widely recognized as a leader in equipment for building air infiltration measurement and control.
The importance of air infiltration was first recognized in the 1970's when it was discovered that air leakage through building envelopes accounted for significant energy losses in homes, schools, commercial, industrial, and high rise buildings. Infiltec's patented, lightweight adjustable, and calibrated "blower door" was developed for the purpose of identifying and quantifying the building shell leakage. Today Infiltec blower doors are in use around the world, and the technology has found many other applications, including indoor air quality investigations, fire protection enclosure integrity testing, prevention of odor and sound transmission into and through buildings, smoke control, and the testing of safe havens in buildings.
In addition to building test equipment, the Infiltec team formerly provided worldwide consulting and research services. In 1986 the Infiltec team applied its building science expertise to solving the newly discovered indoor radon problem. Infiltec worked on many EPA research contracts and published many papers on radon mitigation in homes, schools and office buildings. Infiltec personnel have served on the EPA Science Advisory Committee. In 1995 a member of the Infiltec team worked in Russia to develop air infiltration control strategies for Russian apartment buildings. In 1996 Infiltec personnel provided training classes in Alaska on air leakage retrofit techniques in multi-family housing. Currently, Infiltec has prioritized its focus on air leakage equipment manufacturing and distributing, and training on the use of this equipment.
The Infiltec team have been pioneers in the science of air infiltration measurement and control. They have developed other advanced building diagnostic equipment such as micromanometers for building pressure balance investigations, digital blower doors, duct leakage testers, and air leakage test equipment for halon-alternative clean-agent enclosure integrity fire protection systems. In addition, Infiltec provides radon control equipment to builders and radon mitigators. The Infiltec team has been awarded two patents for their innovative work in air leakage measurement technology.
Today Infiltec provides a complete line of air infiltration equipment and services, including calibration, training, and certification. Its clients include state and local governments, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, US national laboratories, electric utility companies and many Fortune 500 companies.
INFILTEC Clients (partial list)