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

Guide describing construction and insulation techniques for double wall framing.

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.

This guides describes buried ducts in loose-fill attic insulation, a method that can only be used in dry climates.

This guide describes approaches to buryng and encapsulating ducts in unconditioned attics to increase the overall R-value of duct insulation.

Guide describing method for installing ducts in a duct chase above a dropped ceiling.

Guide that illustrates how and when to encapsulate ductwork in unconditioned attics, increases the R-value of duct insulation, mitigating condensation issues and reducing air leakage.

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

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

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

Guide describing insulation of piping in exterior walls.

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

 

Guide describing principles of insulating band joists as a stand alone energy upgrade, or as part of creating a closed crawlspace.

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