If you are thinking of building a home or remodeling your current home, you'll want to include the most up-to-date energy-saving products and techniques.
A Touchstone Energy Home is designed to be energy efficient and economical, as well as healthy and comfortable. These guidelines for building a Touchstone Energy Home have been developed to assist you in the building design and the decision making process in planning your new home.
Your initial investments in today’s energy efficient technologies will ultimately provide payback in the long term. Remember—you are not only building a home for today, you are building a home for the future.
Our guidelines promote energy efficiency—from the ground to the roof of your new home. Complete them all and you will have a Touchstone Energy Home—plus years of comfort, economy and energy savings!
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Specific details of a Touchstone Energy Home:
Site, Foundation and Basement
Band Joist and Floors
Waterproofing the Foundation Wall
Backfilling around the Basement
Basement Wall Insulation
Crawl Space Wall Insulation
Concrete Slab Foundation Insulation
Basement Floor Insulation
Externally Insulated Basement or Crawl Space
Internally Insulated Basement or Crawl Space
Shallow Frost-free Slab Foundation
Band Joist Insulation
Exterior Corner and Wall Framing
Exterior Wall Insulation
Knee Wall Insulation
Roof or Cathedral Ceiling Insulation
Air Infiltration Control
Interior Vapor Retarder: Walls
Interior Vapor Retarder: Ceilings
Exterior Wall Receptacles
Windows and Doors
Window and Door Headers
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Water Heating and Electrical
Heating and Cooling
Water Pipe Insulation
Hot Water Pipe Insulation
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