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Guides A-Z

This measure guide describes the need to provide an architectural drawing for a future solar photovoltaic installation.

This measure guide describes the need to provide an architectural drawing for a future solar hot water installation. 

Guide describing application of a radiant barrier layer in the attic to block radiant heat transfer between hot surfaces and heat-absorbing surfaces.

Information guide providing background information about air flow in residential buildings.

Information guide providing background information about heat flow in residential buildings.

Information guide providing background information about moisture flow in residential buildings.

Information guide describing how to calculate ventilation area in existing roofs.

Guide describing options for designing/locating the thermal boundary in new and existing homes.

This measure guide describes effective ways to distribute hot water using core plumbing techniques.

This measure guide describes effective ways to distribute hot water using demand plumbing techniques. 

Guide for designing and installing interior ducts in an interstitial floor cavity in new and existing homes.

Guide describing how to provide combustion air for fireplaces and how to test fireplaces for combustion safety.

Guide describing sizing and installation of foundation heat exchangers, which can be connected to a heat pump system used for spacing conditioning as well as domestic water heating.

Guide describing how to conduct a home performance assessment before beginning retrofit projects in existing homes.

This measure guide describes the need to install a mounting surface for equipment related to a future solar photovoltaic installation.

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.

Information guide describing how to assess crawlspaces and basements before proceeding with upgrades in existing homes.

Guide describing how to evaluate existing ventilations systems before performing home upgrades.

This guide describes procedures for assessing feasibility of solar resources, and designating location of propolsed PV arrays and solar thermal panels.

This information guide describes the need to install a solar bypass valve on the existing hot water tank for a future solar hot water system installation.

Guide describing how to install stucco over rigid foam insulaiton in new and existing homes.

This measure guide describes the need to leave space for a solar hot water tank in the home’s utility room.

Guide describing how to install ventilation air inlets in open locations at a safe distance from potential air contamination sources.

This guide describes how to install a whole-building ventilation system to provide adequate dilution of indoor air contaminants. 

Guide describing additional requirements for HVAC systems in warm-humid climates to operate in a dehumidification mode to maintain indoor relative humidity at or below 60 percent.

This guide describes the need for installing a wiring conduit for future solar photovoltaic installations.