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Title: Technology Solutions Case Study: Sealed Crawl Space with Integrated Whole-House Ventilation in a Cold Climate

The Building America team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB) investigated a hybrid ventilation method that included the exhaust air from the crawl space as part of an ASHRAE 62.2-compliant whole-house ventilation strategy. The CARB team evaluated this hybrid ventilation method through long-term field monitoring of temperature, humidity, and pressure conditions within the crawl spaces of two homes (one occupied and one unoccupied) in New York state.
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Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
Country of Publication:
United States
Crawlspace; Ventilation; Whole-house ventilation; Exhaust-only ventilation; Radon; Code compliance; IRC; International Residential Code: ASHRAE 62.2; ASHRAE 62.2-2010; ASHRAE 62.2-2013; Tracer gas; SF6; Reciprocal Age of Air; RAoA; CARB; Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings; SWA; Steven Winter Associates; Condensation potential; Dewpoint; Sealed crawlspace; Unvented crawlspace; Residential