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Title: Measure Guideline: Combustion Safety for Natural Draft Appliances Through Appliance Zone Isolation

This measure guideline covers how to assess and carry out the isolation of natural draft combustion appliances from the conditioned space of low-rise residential buildings. It deals with combustion appliances located either within the living space in enclosed closets or side rooms or outside the living space in an adjacent area like an attic or garage. This subset of houses does not require comprehensive combustion safety tests and simplified prescriptive procedures can be used to address safety concerns. This allows residential energy retrofit contractors inexperienced in advanced combustion safety testing to effectively address combustion safety issues and allow energy retrofits including tightening and changes to distribution and ventilation systems to proceed.
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  1. Center for Energy and Environment, Minneapolis, MN (United States)
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Technical Report
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
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United States
residential; Residential Buildings; NorthernSTAR; Building America; appliances; combustion; combustion safety; CAZ; vertical duct; horizontal duct; combustion appliance zone