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Guide providing information about ground-source (geothermal) 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 materials and methods for incorporating thermal mass into the construction of a home for temperature regulation, energy savings, and resistance to extreme heat and cold.
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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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Information guide describing how to apply a whole-house approach to home improvement with energy efficiency upgrades, improved indoor air quality, and increased comfort.
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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.
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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 discussing disaster resistance related to metal roofing when installing roofing on new construction or when repairing or replacing roofing on existing homes.
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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.