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Air Sealing/Insulation

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Guide describing how to insulate a basement to improve the overall thermal performance of the building and provide more dry, usable conditioned space for home occupants and for HVAC equipment.
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Guide describing how to air seal the gap between the drywall shaft wall (i.e., common wall) and the structural framing between units in multifamily housing.
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Guide providing information about constructing a roof with full insulation at the eaves, and insulating eaves in existing homes.
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This guides describes how to insulate and air seal attic knee walls and floor joist cavities under knee walls.
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Guide describing application of a radiant barrier layer in the attic to block radiant heat transfer between hot surfaces and heat-absorbing surfaces.
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Guide describing how to air seal and insulate a cantilevered floor.
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This guide describes installation procedures for continuous rigid insulation to help provide thermal protection and reduce thermal bridging; depending on the product it may also serve as structural sheathing, or the moisture control layer.
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This guide describes air barrier and insulation installation, along with air sealing for double walls - half or full walls included in a home design as an architectural feature that provides a more dimensional appearance.
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Guide describing how to use a blower door test to determine building envelope air leakage.
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Guide describing how to create an air barrier between the garage and the conditioned space above it to prohibit pollutants from entering a home's interior.
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Guide describing how to install insulated concrete forms to block excessive heat loss and gain though structural framing.
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Guide describing how to upgrade a wall with a floor overhang (or cantilever) on an existing home by adding rigid insulating sheating and or closed-cell spray foam insulation and air sealing.
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Guide with information about how to upgrade a garage ceiling when a portion of the interior of the house is located directly above the attached garage by adding insulation and air sealing.
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Guide describing ways builders can block off entry points and otherwise make homes inhospitable to all manner of pests.
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Guide describing how to insulate slabs on grade in climate zones 3 and higher.
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Guide describing how to create a fully aligned air barrier behind a staircase.
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Guide describing the need for covers on sump pumps in the basement or crawlspace of a home.
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Guide describing methods for insulating an unvented crawlspace or conditioned basement with rigid foam on the interior side of the walls to provide an insulated space for HVAC equipment.
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Guide describing options for designing and locating the thermal boundary at either the attic floor or along the roof line in new and existing homes.
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This guide describes how to install a rigid air barrier to separate the porch attic from the conditioned space.
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This guide describes how to install a rigid air barrier to walls behind fireplaces.
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Guide describing the types of whole-house fans, installation details to reduce energy loss, and how to operate them for comfort and energy savings based on climate zone.
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Guide describing wind washing and how to prevent it.