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Title: 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.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1166650
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102014-4532
KNDJ-0-40341-00
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
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
Language:
English
Subject:
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