Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Air Sealing/ Air Drywall Approach Details Abstract: A tight building envelope is necessary to control the movement of air in and out of building assemblies. This is important for energy conservation, thermal comfort and building durability. A "how-to" overview with schematics is provided. Source: Building Science Corporation URL:
Ducts - Consumer Information Abstract: A discussion of methods of diagnosing duct leakage while being aware of changes in the pressure distribution in a home, combustion appliance drafting, radon migration, moisture, ventilation, and indoor air quality. Primarily focuses on tools for large duct sealing programs; Includes graphs, schematics and formulas. Source: Home Energy Magazine URL:http://energyteachers.org/download-doc.php?media_id=16
Houses That Work Abstract: Climate-specific technical resource shows how to design and build homes that use 30% less energy for space conditioning and hot water than the 1995 Model Energy Code (MEC) based on results of more than 8000 homes built across the country. It includes an uupdated North American hygro-thermal regions map, climate-specific Best Practices with performance criteria, three building profiles per climate, and a building materials technical and performance specifications. Source: U. S. DOE Building America Program URL:
Whole-Wall Thermal Performance Calculator Abstract: This whole-wall thermal performance calculator helps design teams evaluate the effect that different types and levels of insulation can have on a building's energy performance. In addition, the designers can predict how different structural assemblies will affect thermal performance. Calculators show how advanced framing techniques, for exmaple, reduce wood use, but also improve whole-wall R-values. Source: Oak Ridge National Labs URL:http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/whole_wall/wallsys.html