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The weep holes were not properly cleaned before the weeps were installed
The windows are ENERGY STAR-qualified double-pane, argon-filled, vinyl-framed windows with a U value of 0.28 and a SHGC of 0.41.
There are no weep holes installed at the bottom of the exterior wall
There is 6 mil. polyethylene sheeting installed and sealed in the crawlspace
There is a filter installed to filter outdoor air
There is a water-resistant barrier installed underneath the stucco and lathe
There is a weep screed installed at the bottom of the wall
There is both flashing and weep holes installed at the bottom of the exterior wall
There is no filter installed in the HVAC system
There is no filter installed to filter the outdoor air
There is no polyethylene sheeting installed between the ground and the slab
There is no polyethylene sheeting installed in the crawlspace
There is no polyethylene sheeting installed in the crawlspace
There is not a weep screed installed at the bottom of the stucco wall
There is polyethylene sheeting installed to provide a capillary break between the ground and slab
There should be less than 2.5 inches per each five foot of duct length
Thermal bridging is eliminated at the rim joist with the use of joist ledgers that are anchored in the wall
Thermal mass stained concrete slab absorb solar heat during the day and release it into the rooms at night.
Thermosiphon solar hot water system.
Thermosyphon solar hot water heater (commercial application).
These below-grade walls are insulated along the exterior with R-5 of bug-resistant high-density rigid fiberglass insulation installed over damproofing.
These ducts are sealed with Underwriter Laboratories-approved metal tape.
These factory-built walls consist of 9.5-inch I-studs sheathed with coated OSB, faced with OSB, and dense-packed with cellulose; a second interior surface of drywall is added to provide a 1.5-inch cavity for electrical wiring.
These floor joist bays have been properly air sealed with caulked rigid foam insulation
These graphite-enhanced structural insulated panels come to the job site pre-cut and ready for quick assembly into an airtight, continuously insulated structure.
These ICF homes are blower door tested during construction, before the drywall is installed, when air leaks can be easily sealed.
These inverters convert the power from the home’s 6.8-kW of photovoltaic panels from DC to AC for connection to the grid; the inverters can also be connected to batteries for backup power storage.
These raised heel roof trusses provide 16 inches of space over the outer walls for full insulation coverage at the attic perimeter.
These walls are made of autoclaved aerated concrete blocks that are lightweight, easy to cut, bug-resistant, moisture-resistant, fire-resistant and steel-reinforced to form structurally solid, air-tight, thermally resistant walls.
Thick beads of caulk will form a continuous seal between the subfloor and the wall’s bottom plate to keep out air and bugs.
This 13.8-kW array of solar panels is mounted on a steel pole with motorized dual-axis rotation to track the sun, maximizing electrical power generation.
This 2x6 wall is advanced framed and filled with dense-packed cellulose insulation.
This 4,305 ft2 zero energy ready home has almost no electric bills thanks to very high-efficiency construction and a solar electric system.
This 4-inch layer of rigid foam insulation (R-20) will be sandwiched between two layers of concrete poured on site for a highly insulated foundation wall.
This 80-gallon heat pump water heater is ducted to pull heat from outside air drawn from the south side of the house and to exhaust cooled air outside on the north side of the house to efficiently heat water without impacting interior room temperatures.
This aerosol sealant process seals off small leaks in the building envelope with tiny particles of nontoxic acrylic sealant that are sprayed into the air while the home is pressurized with a blower door kit.
This asphalt-based, vapor-permeable coating is painted directly onto the OSB sheathing to provide a weather-resistant barrier that also reduces air leakage.
This attic is insulated to R-64 with a hybrid application of 11 inches of open-cell spray foam (R-4.45/in) plus 2 inches of closed-cell spray foam (R-7.4/in) that completely fills the roof rafter cavities and encases the rafters.
This attic was insulated with 5 inches of closed-cell spray foam on the underside of the roof deck plus 6.5 inches of blown fiberglass covered with sheetrock as a firebreak for a total R-58 roof assembly insulation value.
This bath exhaust fan ventilation control can be set by the HVAC technician for continuous operation, delayed shut off, or a set amount of minutes each hour
This bathroom is handicapped accessible with a zero-entry shower and roll-up sinks.
This builder applied an air-sealing layer of spray foam along the underside of the roof deck and the inside of the walls before filling the wall cavities with blown cellulose.
This builder in central Washington state chose durable low-maintenance exterior finishes like concrete, metal roofing, and metal siding and stone and gravel flooring.
This builder installed a PV panel awning over his multifamily project in San Francisco.
This builder installs spray foam in exterior wall cavities where tubs and showers will be installed to air seal and insulate the exterior wall.
This coastal home was built on a flood-resistant pier foundation using hurricane- and moisture-resistant expanded polystyrene and steel wall panels and hurricane strapping.
This community of production homes in central New York state was built with insulated concrete forms (ICFs), which provide a highly insulated, airtight structure that is fire-, pest-, wind-, and earthquake-resistant.
This crawlspace hatch would be weatherstripped if the crawlspace was vented to prevent air leakage.
This DOE Zero Energy Ready Certified home in Connecticut combines traditional design details with high-performance energy efficiency to save more than $2,000 per year in energy costs compared to a minimum-code home.
This DOE Zero Energy Ready certified home in San Marcos, California has a high-performance building envelope and HVAC equipment plus solar electric panels to meet all of the home’s electric needs over the course of the year.
This dropped soffit runs the length of the house providing a convenient place to locate one trunk duct with several very short side ducts that supply heat and cooling to most rooms of the house.
This ducted mini-split heat pump was installed in the unvented, conditioned attic and ducted with short duct runs to several nearby rooms.
This ENERGY STAR refrigerator helps reduce energy usage.
This fiberglass batt insulation has a kraft paper facing that is correctly stapled to the face rather than the sides of the wall studs to minimize compression.
This foundation/floor/SIP wall detail shows recommended support of SIP wall panel at the sill plate
This Habitat for Humanity builder ordered roof trusses with a 2-foot by 2-foot notch next to the center post then lined the cutout with rigid foam to form an insulated central duct chase to bring the heating and cooling ducts within the conditioned space.
This heat pump water heater is centrally located in a laundry room so that all hot water uses are less than 15 feet from the tank.
This home bears a DOE Zero Energy Ready Home label on its front window next to the ENERGY STAR window label.
This home has a cost-saving shallow frost-protected foundation that uses rigid foam laid vertically at the base of the 16-inch-deep footers to protect the foundation from frost damage.
This home is covered with coated sheathing. Wall portions that will be covered with stone have a dimple plastic moisture barrier and metal lathe that is being covered with plaster.
This home is equipped with an ultra-efficient (COP 5.7) ground source heat pump, which also provides domestic hot water that is stored in a tank.
This home is framed with post-and-beam construction and 7-inch wall cavities that will be filled with blown-in fiberglass insulation.
This home is heated with in-floor hydronic radiant heating tubes that were installed on top of the R-20 rigid foam under-slab insulation.
This home is piped with an insulated hot water recirculation loop that speeds hot water to each fixture while helping to reduce water waste.
This home was made PV ready with the installation of conduit and a dedicated electrical outlet for wiring from the roof to the circuit breaker box on the first floor.
This home’s 2x6 advanced framed walls are insulated and air sealed with 3 inches of closed-cell spray foam.
This home’s balanced fresh air system includes a filtered fresh air intake that is wired to the central HVAC system with timer controls while exhaust fans in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room pull stale and moist air from the home.
This home’s domestic hot water is provided by three systems: solar water heating panels, a heat pump water heater, and an air-to-water heat pump, which also provides hot water to a fan coil.
This home’s double-wall construction provides a 9-inch wall cavity for insulation.
This home’s double-wall structure consists of two 2x4 walls set two inches apart, then sheathed on the exterior and netted on the interior to create a 9.5-inch wall cavity that is filled with blown fiberglass insulation.
This home’s exterior walls consist of two 2x4 walls; the R-49 double wall cavity is filled with 2 inches of closed-cell spray foam plus dense-packed cellulose.
This home’s south-facing roof provides adequate space for both a solar electric system and solar thermal hot water system.
This home’s ultra-efficient ground-source heat pump provides hot water for space heating as well as domestic hot water for the 50-gallon storage tank.
This house is being built with advanced framing techniques including 2x6 24-inch on-center wall framing
This house was designed with half of the basement above grade, allowing 36-inch-tall windows for egress and daylight on both sides of the house.
This Houston home’s unique tri-generation system combines cooling, heating, dehumidifying, hot water, and power production and storage.
This HRV, installed in a conditioned attic, provides balanced ventilation to the whole home
This is the compact outside unit for an ultra-efficient air-to-water heat pump (COP 4.1) that provides space heating and domestic hot water.
This Kalamazoo Habitat for Humanity affiliate installs one layer of foam exterior of the studs and a second layer in between the staggered studs which are set only 2 inches apart to simplify the installation of additional fiberglass batt insulation.
This plastic mesh material creates an air space behind the siding and provides a route for water to run out of the wall in case of leaks.
This production home was built to the high-performance criteria of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home program.
This roof is hurricane proofed with a coated insulated OSB deck sheathing that is caulked and taped at all seams with a water-resistant tape, then fully covered with a peel-and-stick membrane, and asphalt shingles.
This roof was insulated above the roof deck with 5.5 inches (R-38.5) of closed-cell spray foam.
This sealed attic has 5.5 inches (R-20) of spray foam insulation along the underside of the roof deck providing a conditioned attic space for the heating and cooling ducts.
This technique for installing electrical wiring avoids the need to cut into the SIP panel