Guides A-Z

This guide describes IECC 2009 and ENERGY STAR Certified Homes insulation requirements.

This guide describes IECC 2012 and DOE Zero Energy Ready Home insulation requirements.

This measure guide describes the need to install a dedicated dual-pole circuit breaker for a future solar photovoltaic installation.

This guide provides information about installing Insulating sheathing above the roof deck on existing homes. This retrofit assembly is appropriate for homes with conditioned attics or where the retrofit is intended to create a conditioned attic.

Guide describing air sealing of the seams and holes in HVAC air handler and furnace cabinets.

Guide describing ways to air seal an attached garage.

This measure guide describes basic steps for designing and installing an indirect (anti-freeze) solar hot water system.

Guide describing a method for insulating an unvented attic by spraying foam insulation along the underside of the roof deck.

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 how to air seal attic access panels, doors and stairs in order to provide a continuous air barrier.

Guide providing information about constructing a roof with full insulation at the eaves.

This guides describes how to insulate and air seal attic knee walls and floor joist cavities under knee walls.

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

Guide describing how to install back-draft dampers in exhaust fans to make a shared duct possible.

Guide describing how to air seal bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans.

Guide describing how to install a bathroom fan to remove excess moisture, cleaning chemical fumes, etc.

Guide describing the bathroom exhaust fan ENERGY STAR rating requirements.

Guide describing the use of building cavities as supply or return ducts.

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.

Guide describing how to air seal and insulate a cantilevered floor.

Guide describing how to install a capillary break under a slab foundation using either polyethylene sheeting or rigid insulation installed over aggregate.

Guide describing how to install a capillary break under a slab foundation using either polyethylene sheeting or rigid insulation installed over sand and geotextile matting.

This measure guide describes basic steps for installing ceiling fans.

Guide describing how to air seal and insulate a ceiling.

Guide describing Indoor airPLUS construction specifications for low-VOC pressed wood materials.

Guide describing Indoor airPLUS construction specifications for carpets.

Guide describing Indoor airPLUS construction specifications for low/no VOC paints and finishes.

Information guide outlining ENERGY STAR specifications for clothes washers.

Guide describing how to conduct combustion appliance zone testing.

Guide describing combustion furnaces with compliance and installation guidance.

Guide describing how to choose and install a carbon monoxide alarm.

Guide describing design and installation of compact duct systems.

Guide describing compression cooling air conditioning systems for space cooling.

Guide describing condensing boilers and hot water heat distribution systems used for home heating.

This guide describes installation procedures for continuous rigid insulation to help provide thermal protection, reduce thermal bridging and provide a moisture barrier. 

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 describing categories of direct vent combustion space and water heating equipment and combustion safety testing.

Information guide outlining ENERGY STAR specifications for dishwashers.

Guide describing construction and insulation techniques for double wall framing.

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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