First, if your crawlspace contains moisture, ensure that no vents are blocked to prevent air from circulating in the crawlspace. There are several drying/anti-moisture products on the market available at home centers. These products are a type of sealant that can be spread throughout the crawlspace, much like you’d spread paint or glue.
In conclusion, the part you can play for your country is to implement some form of energy saving mechanism such as roof insulation, ceiling insulation products, wall insulation etc.
J0.2(a)(ii) – The reference to the 2006 edition of the ABCB Protocol for House Energy Rating Software Version has been removed. The deletion is a consequence of the recognition of NatHERS as the appropriate accreditation scheme for house energy rating software.
When consulting on new home construction we advise people not to put the ductwork in the attic. You can lower your cooling loads by as much as 20% just by getting the ductwork out of the attic. Now I know that isn’t always possible so we recommend placing the ductwork directly on the ceiling joists and covering it with cellulose insulation. This along with an attic radiant barrier makes for a pretty efficient heating and cooling system.
Table 188.8.131.52 Note 2 – Note 2 has been amended to clarify the relationship of ventilation opening area and the presence of ceiling fans or evaporative coolers in determining if a habitable room has High air movement.
12.0 Explanatory Information – The explanatory information regarding the two options for complying with 3.12.1 to 3.12.4 has been amended to clarify the delineation between the Energy Rating and the Elemental Provisions options.
INSULATE THE BASEMENT. Insulating your basement can help to keep out cold air during the winter. If the basement walls are not already insulated, I recommend putting blanket insulation behind studs across the walls. Cover the studs and the insulation with sheet rock to give a more finished look. Keeping the basement door closed can also help to keep out drafts.