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Guide describing how to install ducted returns 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.
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Overview guide describing how to prepare homes to be resistant to earthquake forces.
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Information guide describing the use of ECM fan motors in air handlers used for heating, cooling, and ventilation.
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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.
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Guide describing how to use a blower door test to determine building envelope air leakage.
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This guide provides criteria and installation guidance for ENERGY STAR windows.
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This guide describes evaporative cooling technologies which can be used to cool homes in dry climates.
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Guide describing how to provide a continuous water control layer across the roof assembly by sealing all penetrations for pipes, vents, etc. in existing roofs.
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Guide describing how to install flashing that is integrated with air and water control layers around piping, vents, and other wall penetrations as part of an exterior wall retrofit.
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Overview guide describing residential floodproofing steps.
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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.
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Guide describing how to help drain water away from the perimeter footing.
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Guide describing garage doors that are pressure-rated to withstand wind pressures from hurricanes, high winds, and tornados.
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Guide describing gas-fired boilers and hot water heat distribution systems used for home heating.
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Guide describing how to install a tankless hot water heater in a new or existing home to provide domestic hot water that is heated on demand without the standby losses associated with tank storage water heaters
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Guide providing information about geothermal (ground-source) heat pumps including an overview of technology and guidance on compliance and installation.
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Guide describing the installation of gutters, downspouts, and alternate options for managing rainwater run-off from roofs.
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Guide describing lighting choices and installation procedures in new and existing homes.
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This guide describes the uses, selection process, and specification of high-MERV filters.
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Guide describing the advantages and disadvantages of gable roof and hip roofs and how both designs react under high wind loads.
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Guide describing how to install insulated concrete forms to block excessive heat loss and gain though structural framing.
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Guide describing how to upgrade a wall with a floor overhang (or cantilever) on an existing home by adding rigid insulating sheating and or closed-cell spray foam insulation and air sealing.