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Title: Measure Guideline: Guide to Attic Air Sealing

Abstract

The purpose of this measure guideline is to provide information and recommendations for the preparation work necessary prior to adding attic insulation. Even though the purpose of this guide is to save energy, health, safety, and durability should not be compromised by energy efficiency. Accordingly, combustion safety and ventilation for indoor air quality are addressed first. Durability and attic ventilation then follow. Finally, to maximize energy savings, air sealing is completed prior to insulating. The guide is intended for home remodelers, builders, insulation contractors, mechanical contractors, general contractors who have previously done remodeling and homeowners as a guide to the work that needs to be done.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
OSTI Identifier:
1220307
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102014-4484
6896
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Residential; Residential Buildings; BSC; Building America; attic; air sealing; insulation; ventilation; combustion safety; air sealing details

Citation Formats

Lstiburek, Joseph. Measure Guideline: Guide to Attic Air Sealing. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1220307.
Lstiburek, Joseph. Measure Guideline: Guide to Attic Air Sealing. United States. doi:10.2172/1220307.
Lstiburek, Joseph. Mon . "Measure Guideline: Guide to Attic Air Sealing". United States. doi:10.2172/1220307. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1220307.
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year = {Mon Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
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