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E-Conservation Overview

ECM Excel Spreadsheet that can help you identify MANY energy conservation measures by categories such as cost, season, difficulty level, etc.

Energy Pyramid – full document – (Courtesy of Montana Weatherization Training Center)

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Procedures- Residential Walk-through Assessment and Retrofit

Online Resources – Great resources, broken down by topic area

Home Energy Webinar recording on  Basic Building Science Insights on Spray Foam, Unvented Attics, HVAC and Moisture can be found at:

The stack effect – The best way to remedy the stack effect in most houses is by air-sealing the house to minimize gaps between indoor and outdoor spaces, including the attic hatch, window rough openings, and any recessed lights in the ceiling. Tightening the house reduces the air leakage that the stack effect causes while saving energy and improving comfort. Also watch the first minute of this video Attic Air-Sealing: Part 1, Evaluation 

>Sealing Air Leaks in your Home

How to build an air-tight attic hatch

Air Sealing:

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