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Accession Number DE2012-1053304
Title Measure Guideline: Basement Insulation Basics.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 54p
Personal Author C. Metzger
Abstract This guideline is intended to describe good practices for insulating basements in new and existing homes, and to be a practical resource for building contractors, designers, and homeowners. There is limited discussion here about heat transfer principles, moisture transfer, and related research in basement assemblies. Several references are provided for readers looking for more detailed or technical information on related topics. Several insulation systems are described in this guideline. This is not an exhaustive list; rather it is a short list of systems that work well, comply with current codes, and can be practically implemented by builders and contractors. The insulation systems described here meet--but may not exceed--many current code requirements (2009 IECC, 2009 IRC). Builders of high-performance homes are encouraged to modify these systems to achieve higher thermal performance, as desired.
Keywords Basements
Building codes
Performance evaluation
Residential buildings

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 89G - Construction Materials, Components, & Equipment
89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
89E - Building Standards & Codes
97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
Corporate Author Winter (Steven) Associates, Inc., Norwalk, CT.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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