In this training, Southface experts explain the fundamentals of air movement in, out, and through a building. Topics include driving forces of air movement (wind, stack effect, and mechanical fans), as well as best practices and key points for air sealing.

This course consists of a video training, slide deck, and exam.


After successful completion of this training and exam, participants will be able to:

  • Identify driving forces of air movement
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of air pressure on home energy efficiency
  • Define stack effect
  • Identify key points for air sealing throughout a typical residential building


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate of completion for CEUs from ICC, AIA, and BPI and will attain the certificate Southface Certificate of Completion C.


Mike Barcik | Technical Principal

Mike Barcik is a Technical Principal at Southface and has been with the organization since 1995. With B.S and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, Mike is the author of numerous technical resources and has developed and led thousands of trainings for RESNET, BPI, LEED, DOE, EPA and other programs. He’s active in energy code development and often leads workshops on the latest code changes. Since 1999, Mike has trained over 1,500 individuals in RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS) program, and in 2010 he helped create the Duct and Envelope Tightness (DET) Verifier program to certify over a thousand individuals for blower door and duct leakage testing, as required by the 2009 and later energy codes. Mike served as LEED Faculty for BD+C, EB O&M and Homes, as well as helped develop and teach the EarthCraft family of sustainable programs. Mike co-authored Decatur Georgia’s High Performance Building Ordinance which requires third-party certification for new and substantially renovated single-family, multi-family and commercial projects.




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