Guides A-Z

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

This guide describes IECC 2012 and DOE Zero Energy Ready Home insulation requirements.

This measure guide describes the need to install a dedicated dual-pole circuit breaker for a future solar photovoltaic installation.

This guide provides information about installing Insulating sheathing above the roof deck on existing homes. This retrofit assembly is appropriate for homes with conditioned attics or where the retrofit is intended to create a conditioned attic.

Guide describing how to frame and insulate corners to reduce the heat loss and gain though structural framing.

Guide describing how to insulate headers over doors and windows to reduce heat loss and heat gain through solid wood framing.

Guide describing how to frame and insulate exterior-to-interior wall intersections to reduce the heat loss and gain though structural framing.

Guide describing how to minimize framing around doors and windows to reduce heat loss.

Guide describing how to frame a wall with minimal wall studs to prevent heat loss through walls.

Guide describing air sealing of the seams and holes in HVAC air handler and furnace cabinets.

Guide describing ways to air seal an attached garage.

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 electrical wiring throughout a home.

Guide describing how to air seal modular home marriage joints.

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 duct and flue shafts. 

Guide describing how to air seal sill plates.

Guide describing how to correctly seal structural insulatel panel (SIP) seams.

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

This measure guide describes basic steps for designing and installing an indirect (anti-freeze) solar hot water system.

Guide describing a method for insulating an unvented attic by spraying foam insulation along the underside of the roof deck.

This measure guide describes the need to provide an architectural drawing for a future solar photovoltaic installation.

This measure guide describes the need to provide an architectural drawing for a future solar hot water installation. 

Guide providing information about constructing a roof with full insulation at the eaves.

This guides describes how to insulate and air seal attic knee walls and floor joist cavities under knee walls.

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 install back-draft dampers in exhaust fans to make a shared duct possible.

Guide describing how to install a bathroom fan to remove excess moisture, cleaning chemical fumes, etc.

Guide describing the bathroom exhaust fan ENERGY STAR rating requirements.

Guide describing how to increase insulation in existing homes by installing batt insulation on the ceiling plane of a vented attic.

Guide describing how to add spray foam insulation to the underside of the existing roof deck.

Guide describing how to insulate a vented attic in an existing home using blown insulation added to the attic floor.

Guide describing the use of building cavities as supply or return ducts.

Guide describing how to avoid using wet materials and reduce moisture exposure in construction.

Information guide providing background information about air flow in residential buildings.

Information guide providing background information about heat flow in residential buildings.

Information guide providing background information about moisture flow in residential buildings.

Guide describing how to air seal and insulate a cantilevered floor.

Guide describing how to install a capillary break to help manage moisture in foundations.

Guide describing how to create a capillary break at all crawlspace floors using polyethylene sheeting to manage moisture in crawlspaces.

Guide describing how to install a capillary break under a slab foundation using either polyethylene sheeting or rigid insulation installed over aggregate or over sand and geotextile matting.

Guide describing appropriate flooring for wet areas of the home.

This measure guide describes basic steps for installing ceiling fans.

Guide describing how to air seal and insulate a ceiling.

Guide describing how to install moisture-resistant materials on walls behind showers and tubs to help manage moisture.

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