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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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This guides describes how to insulate and air seal attic knee walls and floor joist cavities under knee walls.
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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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Overview guide describing how to prepare homes to be resistant to earthquake forces.
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Guide describing materials and methods for incorporating thermal mass into the construction of a home for temperature regulation, energy savings, and resistance to extreme heat and cold.
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Information guide providing an overview of pest-resistant construction practices and guides in the Building America Solution Center for home builders.
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This guide describes how to install a rigid air barrier to separate the porch attic from the conditioned space.