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Guide with information about how to upgrade a garage ceiling when a portion of the interior of the house is located directly above the attached garage by adding insulation and air sealing.
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This measure guide describes basic steps for designing an integrated collector storage (ICS) or thermosyphon hot water system.
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Guide describing how to install jump ducts 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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Kitchen exhaust ventilation, properly ducted to the outside, is an essential component of good indoor air quality (Figure 1). Research has identified kitchens as the primary location where most harmful pollutants are generated in the home. During the cooking process, moisture and pollutants are...
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Guide describing how to install and test all water-using fixtures, equipment, and appliances to ensure there are no leaks.
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A guide describing how to install low-sloped ("flat") roofs with insulation above the roof deck that resist wind pressures during high-wind events.
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Guide describing how to install an exhaust fan in an attached garage to pull fumes out of the garage and to depressurize the garage with reference to the home.
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Guide describing recommendations for installing metal roofing that increase the roof's resistance to hurricanes and high winds, in accordance with the requirements of the IBHS Fortified Home Hurricane and High-Wind Standards.
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Guide describing the use of micro-irrigation systems to reduce water usage in residential landscaping.
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This measure guide describes the need to install a mounting surface for equipment related to a future solar hot water installation.
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Guide describing how to properly apply mulch to landscaping.
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Guide describing how to design HVAC systems to be located within the conditioned space of the home, either in a utility closet or in an air sealed conditioned attic, basement, or crawl space.
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Guide describing oil-fired boilers and hot water heat distribution systems used for home heating.
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Information guide describing WaterSense requirements for outdoor ornamental water features.
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Guide describing how to provide a continuous load path with appropriate connectors to improve the wind resistance of attached porches, carports, and decks during high-wind events.
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Guide describing how to install a radon mitigation fan with various types of house foundations.
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Guide describing ways to reduce access to bugs, rodents and other pests through openings in a home.
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Guide describing how to install energy efficient refrigerators in new and exisitng homes.
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Guide describing removal of construction debris from flex ducts and protection of ducts and HVAC equipment during construction to keep them free of dust and debris.