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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Abstract: The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers advances technology to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.
Source: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

ASHRAE's Residential Ventilation Standard [PDF]
Abstract: The standard is an attempt to address concerns over indoor air quality in dwellings and to set minimum standards that would allow for energy efficiency measures to be evaluated.
Source: Berkeley Lab

Ceiling and Attic Insulation and Ventilation
Abstract: Discussion of design considerations to consider for energy efficient insulation and ventilation. Includes recommended R-values and diagrams.
Source: Southface Energy Institute

Insulation Fact Sheet
Abstract: Addresses R-values, insulation types and regional needs. Includes many tables.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Specification of Energy-Efficient Installation and Maintenance Practices for Residential HVAC Systems [PDF]
Abstract: A tool for proper sizing, installation and maintenance that will help in achieveing the greatest energy savings. Best practices and test procedures for HVAC contractors and technicians as well as builders, designers, and general contractors.
Source: By Rick Karg, John Krigger / Consortium for Energy Efficiency

Whole House Energy Checklist--Energy Efficient Construction [PDF]
Abstract: Consider the house as a system; air barriers, foundation, sheathing, HVAC, Water and Air heating efficiencies.
Source: Southface Energy Institute


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