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Guides A-Z

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

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

Guide describing how to air seal attic access panels, doors, and stairs to provide a continuous air barrier at the ceiling.

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

Guide describing how to air seal doors that are next to unconditioned spaces.

Guide describing ways to seal drywall to the top plate of an exterior wall to air seal the wall cavity.

Guide describing how to air seal duct and flue shafts. 

Guide describing how to air seal electrical wiring throughout a home.

Guide describing how to air seal around light tubes.

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.

Guide describing how to air seal around plumbing and other piping.

Guide describing how to air seal around recessed light fixtures. 

Guide describing how to air seal sill plates in new and existing homes.

Guide describing how to air seal a whole-house fan system.

Guide describing how to air seal the rough openings around doors and windows.

Guide providing information about constructing a roof with full insulation at the eaves, and insulating eaves in existing homes.

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 air seal and insulate a cantilevered floor.

Guide describing a complete window replacement in existing homes.

Guide describing how to install continuous air barriers in exterior walls.

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.

Guide describing how to insulate and air seal dropped ceilings and soffits to prevent air leakage.

Guide describing method for designing and installing ducts in a raised ceiling chase. 

Guide describing how to use a blower door test to determine building envelope air leakage.

This guide provides criteria and installation guidance for ENERGY STAR windows.

Guide describing how to create an air barrier between the garage and the conditioned space above it to prohibit pollutants from entering a home's interior.

Guide describing how to air seal and insulate the floor above an unconditioned basement or crawl space.

Guide describing the air sealing of rim joists on walls connecting homes and attached garages.

Guide describing how to install insulation below attic platforms

This guide describes RESNET Grade 1 level installation of insulation in walls, attics, and floors.

Guide describing how to install low-e exterior storm windows.

Guide describing how to install removable interior storm windows in existing homes.

Guide describing insulation techniques for skylight shaft walls.

Guide describing how to insulate slabs on grade in climate zones 4 and higher.

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

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

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 wind washing and how to prevent it.

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