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Underwriters Laboratories LLC
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Underwriters Laboratories LLC
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Resource that helps verify UL listing, classification, or recognition.
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Resource that provides information about the merits of separate billing programs including the potential water savings, costs and benefits from various perspectives, and the accompanying administrative and regulatory issues.
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Alliance for Water Efficiency
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Alliance for Water Efficiency
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Resource that provides information about submetering in multi-unit buildings.
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EPA
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Resource that can be used to determine peak watering month and the appropriate evapotranspiration and rainfall values for a specific United States zip code.
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EPA
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Resource that can be used to comply with section 4.1.1 of Version 1.2 of the WaterSense New Home Specification or to ensure a measure of efficiency and regional suitability for the amount of water applied to a landscape based on local climate data.
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EPA
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Resource that provides an overview of the WaterSense Budget Tool, as well as detailed instructions for using the tool.
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EPA
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Resource that provides a directory of individuals that have sucessfully completed all requirements of at least one WaterSense labeled professional certification program.
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Online Tips
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Online Tips
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Resource that provides tips for mulching best practices.
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Robert J. Black,
Edward F. Gilman,
Gary W. Knox and Kathleen C. Ruppert
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University of Florida,
Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences
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Resource that provides information about mulching materials and methods.
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EPA
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Resource that provides guidance when choosing residential clothes washers that meet WaterSense program requirements.
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Baechler,
Gilbride,
Hefty,
Cole,
Adams,
Butner,
Oritz,
Love
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Report describing measures that builders in mixed-humid climates can use to build homes that have whole-house energy savings of 40% over the Building America benchmark with no added overall costs for consumers.
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Take steps each day to save water and protect the environment by choosing WaterSense labeled products in your home, yard, and business.
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Alliance for Water Efficiency
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Alliance for Water Efficiency
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Web page providing information about water use in pools and spas and tips for how to increase water efficiency.
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East Bay Municipal Utility District
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Alliance for Water Efficiency
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Report describing practices and considerationsfor more efficient water use in pools, spas, and fountains.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA
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EPA's website about asbestos.
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Lstiburek
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Building Science Corporation
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Building science insight into crawlspaces.
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Schoenbauer,
Bohac,
McAlpine,
Hewett
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NorthernSTAR,
University of Minnesota
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This project analyzed combined condensing water heaters or boilers and hydronic air coils to provide high efficiency domestic hot water (DHW) and forced air space heating. Called "combi" systems, they provided similar space and water heating performance less expensively than installing two...
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Holladay
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Green Building Advisor
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If your kitchen has a powerful exhaust fan, it may be pulling air down your chimney or water-heater flue.
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International Code Council
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ICC
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Internationally, code officials recognize the need for a modern, up-to-date mechanical code addressing the design and installation of mechanical systems through requirements emphasizing performance. The International Mechanical Code®, in this 2009 edition, is designed to meet these needs through...
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International Code Council
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ICC
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Standard addressing the design and installation of mechanical systems through requirements emphasizing performance, public health, and safety.
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Air Conditioning Contractors of America
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Air Conditioning Contractors of America
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This Standard establishes the minimum requirements to evaluate a residence with regards to energy efficiency, water conservation, occupant comfort, and indoor air quality.
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Colon,
VonThoma
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NorthernSTAR,
University of Minnesota
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This report documents the process and outcomes involved in achieving the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program certification standards while helping homebuilders in Climate Zones 5 and 6 in the Upper Midwest achieve ZERH certification.
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Beach,
Dickson,
Grisolia,
Poerschke,
Rapport
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IBACOS
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This report describes an air distribution system composed of a series of uniformly-sized ducts that terminate in rooms throughout the home and return to a central manifold, similar in fashion to a “home-run” cross-linked polyethylene plumbing system. With a well-designed manifold, each duct receives...
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Kochkin,
Wiehagen
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Home Innovation Research Labs
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Part I of the Guide addresses walls constructed with 2x6 wood frame studs, wood structural panel (WSP) sheathing as exterior sheathing, gypsum board as interior sheathing, and a cladding system installed over WSP sheathing in low-rise residential buildings up to three stories in height. The Guide is...
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Kochkin,
Wiehagen
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Home Innovation Research Labs
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The Guide addresses walls constructed with 2x4 wood frame studs, wood structural panel (WSP) sheathing as wall bracing and added backing for foam sheathing, a layer of rigid foam sheathing insulation up to 1.5 in. thick over the WSP, and a cladding system installed over the foam sheathing in low...
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Koel
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American Technical Publishers
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Website with instructructional material for career and technical education.
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International Code Council
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ICC
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Code establishing a baseline for energy efficiency by setting performance standards for the building envelope (defined as the boundary that separates heated/cooled air from unconditioned, outside air), mechanical systems, lighting systems, and service water heating systems in homes and commercial...
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International Code Council
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ICC
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Code for residential buildings that creates minimum regulations for one- and two-family dwellings of three stories or less. It brings together all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy and electrical provisions for one- and two-family residences.
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EnergySaver
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DOE
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Webpage describing high-efficiency lighting choices for homeowners including LEDs, CFLs, and halogen bulbs.
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Department of Energy
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DOE
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Information about LED lighting technology.
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Department of Energy
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DOE
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The light-emitting diode (LED) is one of today's most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies.
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Otis,
Maxwell
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CARB,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
Steven Winter Associates,
SWA
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Document providing an understanding of the importance of the different types of multifamily building attics and their unique challenges, and outlines strategies and materials used in air sealing them.

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Aldrich
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CARB,
Steven Winter Associates,
SWA
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This document addresses adding—or improving—mechanical ventilation systems to existing homes. The purpose of ventilation is to remove contaminants from homes either directly or by dilution. This report discusses where, when, and how much ventilation is appropriate in a home, including some...