Increase Energy Efficiency by Sealing the Building Envelope
In order to meet green building guidelines for energy efficiency you will need to take an integrated and comprehensive approach to energy efficient design of the building site, the building envelope, and mechanical space conditioning systems. Utilize products highlighted with this symbol when sealing the building envelope in accordance with the following guidelines:
- U.S. Green Building Council® LEED®-NC Green Building Rating System for New Construction and Major Renovations Version 2.2, EA Prerequisite 2 for Minimum Energy Performance. (Energy & Atmosphere – Minimum Energy Performance)
- NAHB Model GREEN Home Building Guidelines Section 3.3.1 Building Envelope (PP) B. (Energy Efficiency-Implement an Integrated and Comprehensive Approach to Energy -Efficient Design of Building Site, Building Envelope, and Mechanical Space Conditioning Systems).
- ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low Rise Residential Buildings SI Edition - Section 5.4 and 5.5 (Building Envelope)