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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.
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This guide describes home stationary battery storage and associated electric panel and equipment needed to safely supply electricity during a blackout. As homes become increasingly reliant on electricity for cooking, water heating, and space conditioning, a blackout becomes more disruptive. These...
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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 builders can block off entry points and otherwise make homes inhospitable to all manner of pests.
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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.
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Guide describing requirements for sheathing and sealing the roof decking in accordance with the requirements of the IBHS Fortified Home Program's Hurricane and High Wind Standards, and other roofing considerations to increase the roof's disaster resistance.
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Guide describing designs and construction retrofits for roof assemblies to resist pressures at roof edges during high-wind events.
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Guide describing options for providing access to the roof via openable skylights, dormer windows, or roof hatches, for occupants of homes in areas prone to severe flooding.