Energy Star Checklist, Section 1: Overall Air Barrier and Thermal Alignment
18 Videos, articles, and animations showing you how to get through Section 1 of the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist.
This growing collection of videos and animations on Energy Star for Homes certification is about the continuity between various components of the air barrier system and the thermal envelope. We are missing a detail for section 1.3, Attic Eave Baffles, but we are working on it.
1.1: OVERALL ALIGNMENT THROUGHOUT THE HOME
Water and air leaks in a building shell are difficult enough to detail on simple buildings. Complex structures can cause headaches for builders, remodelers, and architects who don't pick up their pens and trace at the design stage.
Sealing the layers—and overlapping them right—is how high performance building gets done
Regular walls just won't cut it anymore. Higher-achieving energy codes mean higher-performance walls, airtightness targets, and home energy rating system (HERS) scores. Here are six improvement targets to shoot for.
1.2: GARAGE BAND JOIST AIR BARRIER
1.4: SLAB-EDGE INSULATION
An affordable insulated slab foundation suitable for climate zones 1, 2, and 3