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EERE Air Leakage Guide WEB File

EERE Air Leakage Guide WEB File

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Meeting the Air LeakageRequirements o the
2012 IECC
The U.S. Department o Energy (DOE) recognizes the enormous potentialthat exists or improving the energy eciency, saety and comort o homes.The newest edition o the International Energy Conservation Code
(IECC)(2012) sets the bar higher or energy eciency, and new air sealingrequirements are one o the key new provisions.This guide is a resource or understanding the new air leakage requirementsin the 2012 IECC and suggestions on how these new measures can be met.It also provides inormation rom Building America’s Air Sealing Guide,Best Practices and case studies on homes that are currently meeting theprovisions. The 2012 IECC and a ew International Residential Code (IRC)requirements are reerenced throughout the guide.
Building Energy Code Resource Guide:
Air Leakage Guide
Building Energy Codes
DOE’s Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) is an inormation resource onnational energy codes. BECP works with other government agencies, state and local jurisdictions, national code organizations, and industry to promote stronger buildingenergy codes and help states adopt, implement, and enorce those codes.
September 2011
Prepared or the U.S. Department o Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO 1830PNNL-SA-82900This report was prepared as an account o work sponsored by an agency o the United States Government.Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereo, nor Battelle Memorial Institute, nor any otheir employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility orthe accuracy, completeness, or useulness o any inormation, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, orrepresents that its use would not inringe privately owned rights. Reerence herein to any specic commercialproduct, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manuacturer, or otherwise does not necessarilyconstitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or avoring by the United States Government or anyagency thereo, or Battelle Memorial Institute. The views and opinions o authors expressed herein do notnecessarily state or reect those o the United States Government or any agency thereo.

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