Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts
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LanguageEnglish
Pages167
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Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts



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Main Contents of Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts PDF

  • Background
  • Material Basics
  • Below Grade Construction
  • Above Grade Construction
  • Building Systems
  • Site
  • Glossary and Index

Foreword to Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts PDF


This guide was developed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to help builders construct homes that use less energy.

Rising energy costs are a growing concern to homeowners and communities. (Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts)

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Energy-efficient buildings can significantly reduce energy bills and create quieter, more comfortable homes with improved indoor air quality. (Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts)

Reducing energy use also decreases the amount of energy needed from power plants, lowers greenhouse gas emissions, improves air quality and helps New York State’s economy by saving millions of dollars in energy costs.

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This guide is one small component of NYSERDA’s mission to advance innovative energy solutions in order to improve New York State’s environment and economy.

It is intended to be an informative tool used often by builders at the construction site and homeowners who are actively engaged in projects with energy components. (Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts)


Acknowledgments:

NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, This guide was an effort of NYSERDA’s offers objective information and analysis, Codes and Standards Program. (Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts)

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This innovative programs, technical expertise, the program promotes best practices for and support to help New Yorker’s increase compliance with the State’s Energy energy efficiency, save money, use Code within the design, construction renewable energy, and reduce reliance on and enforcement communities in order fossil fuels.

NYSERDA professionals to provide more energy-efficient and work to protect the environment and durable structures for the citizens to create clean-energy jobs. (Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts)

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NYSERDA New York State. has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York State since 1975.

To learn more about NYSERDA’s programs and funding opportunities, visit nyserda.ny.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.

This guide was an effort of NYSERDA’s offers objective information and analysis, Codes and Standards Program. (Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts)

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This innovative programs, technical expertise, the program promotes best practices for and support to help New Yorker’s increase compliance with the State’s Energy energy efficiency, save money, use Code within the design, construction renewable energy, and reduce reliance on and enforcement communities in order fossil fuels.

NYSERDA professionals to provide more energy-efficient and work to protect the environment and durable structures for the citizens to create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA New York State. (Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts)

How to Use Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts PDF


This guide is, first and foremost, meant to assist New York State builders, contractors, subcontractors, and designers improve the energy efficiency of smallscale residential construction.


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The guide is also useful for existing and prospective homeowners interested in developing an understanding of the importance and value of energy-efficient construction techniques.

For both audiences, the guide presents construction concepts for buildings that promote energy efficiency, safety, durability, comfort, and economy.

This guide is designed as an easy-to-use reference that can be kept in toolboxes used on the construction site. (Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts)

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While it incorporates information and illustrations consistent with good building science and construction practice, it is not intended to be a complete construction resource.

Accordingly, the guide addresses neither specific code requirements, which are subject to change nor many other facets of residential construction beyond those associated with energy efficiency.

Despite a wealth of building science research over the past decade, there are many concepts for which no definitive recommendations are provided. (Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts)

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This reflects the continuing evolution of energy-efficient construction techniques, the advent of new materials and construction methods and ongoing debate on topics such as vented versus unvented attics or the presence and location of a vapor retarder.

This guide leaves the final decision on such matters to the architect, engineer and/or contractor, based on the goals and construction approaches selected for a specific building. (Build Better A Guide to Energy Efficient Concepts)


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