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Green Building - Codes and Standards
Abstract: Understanding requirements of building codes is an early step in designing and constructing a green building. Going "beyond code" opens opportunities for adding more value to the building. Certification and rating systems provide credible frameworks and standards to guide developers, architects and contractors who want to go beyond code. There is also valuable information on writing contracts for green building.
Source: The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Air-Exchange Measurements [PDF]
Abstract: This is a technical report and takes at least a couple of minutes to load with a high speed connection. However, it is extremely valuable for learning about air infiltration, ventilation, duct blaster and blower door tests.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
EnergyWise roof calculator
Abstract: Updated in 2004, this software application offers an interactive, graphical method of constructing virtual roof assemblies to evaluate thermal efficiency and approximate annual energy costs. It also contains minimum thermal insulation requirements established by ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999.
Source: National Roofing Contractors Association
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