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Homes Across America
This site profiles resource efficient homes throughout the country, highlighting techniques and tech...

Model Green Home Building Guidelines
These guidelines were created for mainstream home builders. They highlight the ways a home builder c...

The Whole Building Design Approach
Buildings are deceptively complex. This discussion of the 'Whole Building' design approach concept h...

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Keyword: Insulation (Heat), 9 Links

Whole House Energy Checklist--Energy Efficient Construction [PDF]
Abstract: Consider the house as a system; air barriers, foundation, sheathing, HVAC, Water and Air heating efficiencies.
Source: Southface Energy Institute
URL: http://www.southface.org/web/resources&services/publications/technical_bulletins/WH-Energy%20Checklist%20GO-10099-766.pdf

Ceiling and Attic Insulation and Ventilation
Abstract: Discussion of design considerations to consider for energy efficient insulation and ventilation. Includes recommended R-values and diagrams.
Source: Southface Energy Institute
URL: http://www.southface.org/web/resources&services/publications/factsheets/sf_factsheet-menu.htm

Insulating Foundations and Floors [PDF]
Abstract: Insulating slabs, crawl spaces/walls, methods, under-floor insulation, advantages, disadvantages; includes diagrams.
Source: Southface Energy Institute
URL: http://www.southface.org/web/resources&services/publications/technical_bulletins/CI-Crawlspace%2000-774.pdf

Insulation Fact Sheet
Abstract: Addresses R-values, insulation types and regional needs. Includes many tables.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
URL: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/insulation/

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://www.homeenergy.org/article_preview.php?id=76&article_title=An_Easier_Way_to_Measure_Duct_Leaks

Habitat for Humanity Energy-efficient Construction Checklist for Homes
Abstract: By completing the checklist, you can save up to 50% on annual utility bills for your new home. Includes recommendations for foundation, air sealing, insulation, sheathing, equipment closet and water heater.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
URL: http://www.neo.ne.gov/home_const/factsheets/effic_design_and_const.htm

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: http://www.buildingscience.com/designsthatwork/airsealing/default.htm

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

Houses That Work
Hard Copy Publication - 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

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Topic Hub™ Last Updated: 06/01/2007
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