Pie’s Air Barrier Expertise Recognized by U.S. Army

Arvada, Colorado (March 29, 2011) – Pie Consulting & Engineering Consultants (Pie) recently received an Appreciation Letter from the Department of the Army for introducing building air tightness and pressure testing to Army facilities worldwide.

“As part of a team which included members from the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy and Private Sector consultants, you (Pie) helped develop the technology transfer package that requires continuous air barriers to be installed and pressure tested in all new and retrofit Army construction projects, “ said Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army.

“Your assistance was instrumental in developing the requirements, implementation guidance, and training necessary to mandate the use of continuous air barriers in Army facilities,” added Hammack.

The U.S. Army is the first major building owner in the U.S. to require continuous air barriers with a maximum leakage rate in their new and retrofit buildings. The air tightness mandate is inspired by the Army’s goal to improve occupant health, comfort and productivity while achieving significant energy savings in Army buildings.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Department of the Army and we want to publicly thank the Army and specifically members of ERDC/CERL for the confidence and trust they have bestowed upon us. It has truly been our honor to have the opportunity to serve our men and women in uniform in this capacity” said Eric Amhaus, Pie Principal.

Pie’s Brian Erickson and Eric Amhaus were publically acknowledged for these contributions at the 2011 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sponsored 7th Energy Efficient Technologies for Government Buildings – New and Retrofits Conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Erickson and Amhaus presented on the topic of Air Barrier Test Results & Trends: Experience from 100+ Buildings.

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Letter of Appreciation from the U.S. Army:

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