Duct System Flammability and Air Sealing Fire Separation Assemblies in the International Residential Code
IBACOS identified two barriers that limit the ability of builders to cost-effectively achieve higher energy efficiency levels in housing. These are (1) the use of duct system materials that inherently achieve airtightness and are appropriately sized for low-load houses and (2) the ability to air seal fire separation assemblies. The issues identified fall into a gray area of the codes.
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- Technical Report
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- Related Information: Work performed by ABT Systems, LLC, Annville, Pennsylvania and IBACOS, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; AIRTIGHTNESS; BUILDINGS RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; IBACOS; BUILDING AMERICA; INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL; INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE; INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE; CODE CHANGE PROPOSAL; CODES AND STANDARDS COMMITTEES; DUCT SEALANT; DUCT MATERIALS; FIRE SEPARATION WALLS; AIR SEALING; AIRTIGHTNESS; FIRE SAFETY; FIREBLOCKING SEALANT; LOW-LOAD HOUSING; MULTIFAMILY HOUSING; Buildings; Building America
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