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Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Subcommittee. Presentation to the Regional Technical Forum June 28, 2011. 2006 Last version of RTF Residential Specifications Self-propelled subcommittee evolved to RTF contracted management of group in Nov 2010.

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residential weatherization and ventilation subcommittee

Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Subcommittee

Presentation to the Regional Technical Forum

June 28, 2011

history

2006 Last version of RTF Residential Specifications

Self-propelled subcommittee evolved to RTF contracted management of group in Nov 2010.

Bi weekly teleconferences, weekly during hot topic season (ventilation) from Dec-May.

Delivered Updates to RTF, presented Jan, May and June

Ventilation Specifications Approved June 2011

These are the remainder of the retrofit specifications, approved line-by-line by subcommittee

Effective April 2012 (plenty of time to train the utilities)

3-year revision cycle begins immediately after adoption.

History

Subcommittee: Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Specifications

general revisions to 2006 specifications

Formatting

  • Code references
  • Avoided redundancy
  • Improved detail of installation requirements
    • QC enforcement
    • Durability/occupant safety/energy savings

General Revisions to 2006 Specifications

Subcommittee: Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Specifications

general specifications
General Specifications
  • Inspector qualifications and inspection requirements
  • Whole home mechanical ventilation compliance
  • Indoor air quality forms
  • Installer Certificate/Record

Subcommittee: Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Specifications

general weatherization
General Weatherization
  • Human Contact Areas
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Combustion Appliance Exhaust Ventilation Inspection
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Subcommittee: Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Specifications

attic and roof insulation
Attic and Roof Insulation
  • Prescriptive air and duct sealing
  • New references to Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation sections
  • Conservative safety requirements for heat producing fixtures
  • Attic access varieties
  • Unvented vaulted ceilings

Subcommittee: Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Specifications

underfloor insulation
Underfloor Insulation
  • Prescriptive air and duct sealing
  • New references to Air Sealing and Mechanical Ventilation sections
  • Underfloor access varieties
  • Insulation support
  • Exterior Perimeter Insulation section removed

Subcommittee: Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Specifications

wall insulation
Wall Insulation
  • Plugs to be sealed & ready to paint

Subcommittee: Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Specifications

hvac duct sealing and insulation
HVAC Duct Sealing and Insulation
  • Replace uninsulated flex-ducts with R-8 flex
  • Removed references pointing to code requirements

Subcommittee: Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Specifications

hydronic and water pipe insulation
Hydronic and Water Pipe Insulation
  • Insulation must be designed & manufactured for purposes of insulating pipes
  • Properly sized pre-formed insulation

Subcommittee: Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Specifications

windows doors
Windows/Doors
  • Caulking, finish, air sealing, flashing requirements added
  • Re-worded safety glazing requirements

Subcommittee: Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Specifications

air sealing testing
Air Sealing & Testing
  • New section
  • Define accessible/non-accessible locations
  • Air Sealing Checklist with required sealing locations
  • Testing protocol
  • CAZ test procedure

Subcommittee: Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Specifications

mechanical ventilation
Mechanical Ventilation
  • Spot & Whole Home mechanical ventilation requirements
  • Ventilation duct installation requirements

Subcommittee: Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Specifications

appendixes
Appendixes
  • Attic ventilation reference guide
  • Foam plastic insulation installation guidance
  • Glossary

Subcommittee: Residential Weatherization and Ventilation Specifications

rtf proposed motion
RTF Proposed Motion:

“I ____________move that the RTF adopt the Residential Weatherization Specifications developed by the Residential Weatherization Specification Subcommittee with the following conditions ____________ .”

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