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High Performance Building Details: Insulation and Air Sealing II
This fact sheet provides information about insulation and air sealing behind tubs, showers, and fireplaces.   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Basement Insulation. Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs (BTS) Technology Fact Sheet
This fact sheet advises how to create a comfortable basement environment that is free of moisture problems and easy to condition.   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 3; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in the Cold and Very Cold Climates
The guide book is a resource to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30% energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the cold and very co   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Slab Insulation
Fact sheet for homeowners and contractors on how to insulate slab-on-grade floors and control moisture, air leakage, termites, and radon.   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Practical Residential Wall Systems: R-30 and Beyond
This paper focuses on three of the most practical high-performance wall systems to achieve whole-wall performance of R-30 or above.   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Aerosol Envelope Sealing of New Residences
This project investigated the use of an aerosol-based sealing method to reduce air leakage of new homes in the United States. The process involves pressurizing the building while dispersing an aerosol   Details Bookmark & Share
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An Approach to High-Performance Affordable Housing Using Point-Source Space Conditioning
This project explored the use of minisplit ductless heat pumps in combination with small through-wall transfer fans to provide space conditioning in small single-story homes including manufactured hom   Details Bookmark & Share
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Smart Ventilation Controls Boost Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality
The average American household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy, and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) costs comprise nearly half of the bill. This is one reason why home buil   Details Bookmark & Share
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Extended Plate Wall System Expands Adoption of High-R Envelope Solutions
For decades, the residential building industry has worked to expand opportunities to increase the thermal resistance of walls. Multiple high-R wall construction methods have been developed, yet market   Details Bookmark & Share
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Novel, Simplified Air Delivery System Design Gets Commercialized
Typical air delivery systems require contractors to design systems that are complex, difficult to integrate into the framing and structural components of a home, and often do not meet the optimization   Details Bookmark & Share
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