Blower doors and duct testers have become important tools for high-performance builders. A longtime industry veteran looks a how we got here and what's next
This is the first of what will be a monthly column with my observations on the art and science of high-performance building and home testing. In this first column, I want to introduce myself and help you understand why you should care about these topics.
My name is Ben Walker and since May of 2017, I've been co-CEO of Retrotec, the world's largest manufacturer of blower door and duct testing equipment. Our products help designers and builders reduce building energy use, which contributes to a cleaner, healthier environment. That contribution is what gets me up every day.
Retrotec is excited to reveal that the deal between Retrotec Inc. and Wöhler Technik, a technology applications company, is finalized! The new company, “Wohler Retrotec, Inc.” continues to do business as “Retrotec.”
Wöhler is a well-respected German company specializing in measuring instruments, inspection systems, cleaning tools, and related heating, ventilation, and building applications.
Retrotec founder, Colin Genge, spent decades strengthening the blower door, duct testing, and clean agent enclosure integrity industries. With Retrotec experiencing unmatched and continued growth, Colin Genge’s decision to retire provided Retrotec with an opportunity to find a strategic partner to further expand into even wider-ranging markets. The decision to pair with W