2017 Florida State Energy Code Summary of Key Changes–+
Learn about the most important building envelope changes to 2017 Florida energy code, the addition of the Energy Rating Index (ERI) compliance path and mandatory blower door testing.
2019 Maryland Building Performance Standards Summary of Key Residential Energy Code Requirements–+
Learn about the key energy and building envelope requirements of the 2019 Maryland Building Performance Standards: Maryland adopted the 2018 IECC with changes to the air exchange rate on March 25, 2019. Local jurisdictions have until March 25, 2020 to make local amendments and enforce the code.
2018 North Carolina Energy Conservation Code–+
Learn about the most important changes impacting the residential building envelope requirements of the 2018 North Carolina Energy Conservation Code.
2017 Oregon Energy Code Summary of Key Envelope Changes–+
Learn about thermal envelope improvements, additional envelope enhancements and energy conservation measures included in Oregon’s 2017 Residential Specialty Code.
2015 Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code Summary of Key Envelope Changes–+
Learn about the most important changes impacting the building envelope in Pennsylvania’s 2015 Uniform Construction Code (UCC).
2015 Virginia Uniform Building Code Summary of Key Envelope Changes–+
Learn about the most important changes impacting the building envelope requirements of Virginia’s Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC).
A Guide to Insulated HVAC Systems (AH121)–+
Covers the basics of fibrous glass air duct insulation (ductboard / duct board), its role in thermal and acoustical performance, and how it can contribute to indoor air quality.
Discusses fibrous glass ducts, liner and wrap insulation for sheet metal duct systems, and insulated flexible ducts. Describes features and benefits of each type of system; includes job-site checklists for inspectors and code officials.
ASHRAE 90.1 Compliance for Metal Buildings (MB304)–+
Helps the metal building designer meet the energy code requirements with fiberglass insulation systems that will meet the ASHRAE 90.1 Standard.
The booklet highlights ASHRAE’s minimum U-Value requirements for 234 U.S. cities and includes detailed construction drawings for several types of fiberglass insulation systems for metal building construction.
Fabrication Dimensions for 2″ (R-8.7) Fibrous Glass Duct Board (Ductboard) (AH136)–+
This publication provides dimensional data required for accurate fabrication of insulated duct systems using 2″ (R-8.7) fibrous glass duct board.
Facts #31: Facts About Certified NAIMA 202-96® Insulation (MB305)–+
In a Question and Answer format, discusses the performance benefits of NAIMA 202-96 certified insulation.
NAIMA metal Insulations are independently tested and certified to meet the rigid performance requirements needed for today’s energy efficient metal buildings.
Facts #64: Fibrous Glass Duct Systems (Ductboard / Duct Board) (AH137)–+
Discusses the specific uses, performance characteristics including thermal and acoustical, condensation control, leakage, reinforcement, closure, code compliance and insulation recommendations for fiberglass duct systems. (Duct board / duct board)
Facts #65: Fibrous Glass Duct Liner (AH138)–+
Discusses the specific uses, performance characteristics, ASTM thermal and acoustical property requirements, and installation recommendations for fibrous glass duct liner.
Facts #66: Fibrous Glass Duct Wrap (AH139)–+
Discusses the specific uses, performance characteristics, fire safety, condensation control and installation recommendations for fibrous glass duct wrap.
Facts #67: Fibrous Glass Insulation Boards (AH140)–+
Discusses the specific uses, performance characteristics, fire safety, condensation control, personnel protection, and installation recommendations for fibrous glass commercial insulation boards.
Facts #79: DOE Releases New R-Value Recommendations (BI491)–+
This is a Fact Sheet with suggestions of where to insulate your home and the DOE R-value recommendation to obtain maximum thermal efficiency and comfort.
Facts #82: Mineral Fiber Insulation Products for Commercial and Industrial Applications: Codes and Standards for Insulation Used on Pipes (CI225)–+
This Fact Sheet addresses the importance of specifying commercial and industrial pipe insulation that meets prescribed codes and standards for quality and safety, and illustrates the consequences of using insulation that does not meet those standards.
Facts #85: Facts About Insulation Requirements for Plastic Piping (CI226)–+
Discusses the thermal conductivity and heat transfer differences between plastic and metal piping systems and insulation considerations for domestic hot and cold service water systems and for HVAC systems in commercial and industrial buildings.
Facts #8: ASTM Standard Specifications for Mineral Fiber Blanket, Loose-fill and Spray-Applied Insulation (BI455)–+
Reviews ASTM Standard Specifications and performance requirements for mineral fiber blanket, loose-fill, and spray-applied insulation materials.
Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards (Fifth Edition) (AH116)–+
Includes comprehensive instructions on how to fabricate and install fibrous glass duct systems (ductboard), including duct board systems with flex duct.
This illustrated handbook depicts methods of constructing simple straight duct sections plus tees, elbows and complex fittings, installing accessories, connecting ducts to HVAC equipment. Outlines UL 181A approved closure systems, recommended methods of reinforcement, support, and damage repair. Includes a detailed job inspection checklist. (Designed for use in conjunction with the DVD: “Duct Board Fabrication Concepts“.)
Fibrous Glass Duct Liner Standard (AH124)–+
This standard provides comprehensive and detailed information regarding the materials, accessories, specification, fabrication, installation, commissioning, maintenance and service life of fibrous glass duct liners.
Includes numerous informative illustrations. Third Edition, 2002.
Fibrous Glass HVAC Duct Systems Proven Performance (AH100)–+
Reviews the benefits of and provides information on the broad range of proven performance characteristics of fibrous glass duct systems for both commercial and residential buildings. Includes duct board (ductboard), duct wrap, and duct liner.
Fibrous Glass Residential Duct Construction Standards (Ductboard / Duct Board)- Third Edition (AH119)–+
Based on the 144-page Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Manual, this 102-page version focuses on fabrication and installation of fiberglass duct board systems in residential situations (single and multi-family).
Illustrates and describes the two basic types of residential duct systems: extended plenum and radial. Depicts methods of conducting straight duct sections and simple fittings, approved closure systems. Includes job inspection checklist. Third Edition, 2002.
Guide to Conducting a Short Form Insulation Audit (CI206)–+
Preliminary tool to explain the impact of adding or upgrading thermal insulation.
Kit includes easy-to-follow instructions, sample worksheets and audit forms for conducting an industry insulation audit.
Key Checkpoints for Inspecting Insulation Jobs (NCA102)–+
This easy-to-laminate, pocket-sized card helps Canadian inspectors, builders and contractors easily determine if insulation is properly installed in walls, ceilings and floors and provides guidance on air sealing, insulating around combustible sources and more.
NAIMA 202-96® (Rev. 2000) Standard For Flexible Fiberglass Insulation to be Laminated for Use in Metal Buildings (MB311)–+
NAIMA metal building insulation manufacturers subscribe to this voluntary standard for flexible fiberglass insulations to assure the R-value is maintained after lamination.
The voluntary standard is a valuable product specification tool for manufacturers, designers and users of metal building insulation systems.
NAIMA Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards Inspection Checklist (AH102)–+
An inspection checklist for fibrous glass duct board system installation.
Preserving the Integrity of Environmental Claims for Building Materials (NAIMA035)–+
This article helps building material manufacturers adhere to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims.
Requirements for Listing UL 181A Closure Systems (AH105)–+
Describes the rigorous UL 181A tests that tapes with the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label undergo to ensure proper fiberglass duct closure.
State Adoption of ASHRAE 90.1 (MBMAP)–+
This publication shows the state-by-state adoption of ASHRAE 90.1 as well as other energy conservation standards by building type.
For additional information regarding code status, please visit the BCAP website.
(Publication has both full color and b/w pages)
State Codes and Standards–+
2017 Florida Energy Code Fact Sheet
There can be a lot of uncertainty and misinformation when new energy codes take effect. This document includes a summary of the four big changes of the Florida energy code, which became effective on December 31, 2017.
2017 Oregon Energy Code Fact Sheet
This fact sheet is an easy-to-understand summary of the most important changes impacting the building envelope requirements of Oregon’s 2017 Residential Specialty Code (ORSC), which has a compliance date of January 1, 2018.
Unvented Attic Assemblies Using Fiberglass and Mineral Wool–+
Building Unvented Attic Assemblies Using Fiber Glass and Mineral Wool
The 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) adds a new option for the use of fiberglass and mineral wool insulation in unvented attics in Climate Zones 1, 2 and 3. This document provides information on the requirements necessary to use this option in unvented attic assemblies.