Guides A-Z

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

Guide describing how to correctly air seal a wall with missing top plates or open wall cavities. 

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.

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

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 with various types of house foundations.

Guide describing the design and installation considerations for recladding of above grade walls using insulated vinyl siding.

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 with details about how to provide a continuous water control layer across the roof assembly by sealing all roof penetrations in existing homes.

Guide describing how to insulate the sill beam or sill plate on the exterior side in a way that allows drying to the exterior, as part of an exterior wall upgrade.

Guide with information about how to install flashing integrated with air and water control layers around piping, vents, and other wall penetrations as part of an exterior wall retrofit.

Guide describing an approach to re-roofing an existing flat roof to improve thermal, water, and air control performance.

Guide describing how to re-roof an existing home with a sloped roof.

Guide describing how to install and properly integrate flashing at the intersection of an existing wall and an existing intersecting roof

Guide describing how to retrofit an existing basement floor or slab to reduce moisture issues.

Guide providing information about treating bulk water drainage issues and moisture control measures in existing basements and crawl spaces.

Guide describing ways to save water use in residential swimming pools and spas.

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 rehab a window in an existing home.

Guide describing how to replace a window sash in an existing home.

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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