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

This measure guide describes how to correctly install ducts, ensuring enough cavity space to avoid compression.

Guide describing the need for covers on sump pumps in the basement or crawlspace of a home.

Guide describing how to hang ducts with supporting straps or saddles to adequately support ducts so they do not sag and are not pinched or compressed in a manner that would cause damage to the ducts, the duct insulation, or the duct air barrier covering.

Guide describing techniques for installing insulating sheathing as a continuous drainage plane on walls.

Guide describing the use and testing of programmable thermostats.

Guide describign how to analyze boiler and building performanceand install thermostatic radiator valves (TRV) to reduce temperatures in over heated spaces.

Guide describing toilet and urinal requirements and selection for EPA's WaterSense program.

Guide describing how to conduct duct leakage tests per RESNET protocols.

Guide describing the split system heat pumps used for central forced air heating and cooling.

Guide describing how to install transfer grilles in bedroom walls to balance air pressures between rooms and to enable stale air to return to a central heating system's air handler for reconditioning even when room doors are closed.

Guide describing how to undercut the doors  in bedroom walls to balance air pressures between rooms and to enable stale air to return to a central heating system's air handler for reconditioning even when room doors are closed.

Guide describing methods for insulating an unvented attic along the roof line.

Guide describing how to properly ventilate un-vented combustion appliances such as sealed fireplaces.

Guide describing methods for insulating an unvented crawlspace or conditioned basement with rigid foam on the interior side of the walls to provide an insulated space for HVAC equipment.

Guide describing replacement of a single-speed pool pump with variable-speed pump.

This information guide describes the need for ventilating a home before occupancy to reduce the concentration of VOC emissions in the home.

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

Guide describing how to install a radon-mitigating vertical ventilation pipe in existing homes with various types of house foundations.

This guide describes how to install a rigid air barrier to separate the porch attic from the conditioned space. 

This guide describes how to install a rigid air barrier to walls behind fireplaces.

This guide describes how to install a rigid air barrier to walls behind showers and tubs.

Guide describing how to determine an efficient and effective water softener. 

Guide describing how to design a water-efficient landscape that will minimize the need for supplemental water by using the WaterSense® Water Budget Tool.

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.

Guide describing wind washing and how to prevent it.

Guide describing how to modify an existing window sash for high-efficient windows. 

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

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