4.3 No air-handling equipment or ductwork installed in garage AND continuous air barrier in adjacent assemblies

To comply with the Indoor airPLUS and Zero Energy Ready Home programs, there must be no air-handling equipment or ductwork installed in the garage AND a continuous air barrier shoud be present in adjacent assemblies.

For specifications, installation and other additional information, see the following Solution Center Guides:

Guide describing the air sealing of rim joists on walls connecting homes and attached garages.

Guide describing how to design HVAC systems to be located within the conditioned space of the home, either in a utility closet or in an air sealed conditioned attic, basement, or crawl space.