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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.
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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 providing an overview of pest-resistant construction practices and guides in the Building America Solution Center for home builders.
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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.