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Customize our energy-professional field guides

We can customize any of these professional field guides for your audience as a utility company, State Energy Office, weatherization program, private contractor, or non-profit. We produce these field guides for print and in HTML web-help documents.

The Saturn Building Shell Field Guide describes the best practices for improving the efficiency and durability of the building shell in existing buildings. It includes step-by-step procedures for air-sealing and insulating attics, walls, basements, and crawl spaces. It also includes detailed instructions for performing advanced blower-door diagnostics.

The Saturn HVAC Systems Field Guide contains a wealth of job-tested procedures for improving the safety and efficiency of furnaces, air conditioners, boilers, evaporative coolers, and domestic water-heating systems. It includes specific instructions for reducing the operating cost of HVAC systems by 10 to 40 percent.The HVAC Systems Field Guide is illustrated with dozens of drawings, photographs, charts, and tables.

The Hydronic Systems Field Guide describes the best procedures for evaluating and tuning both steam and hot-water heating systems. It outlines the best ways to optimize the efficiency of all types of delivery systems, including baseboard emitters, fan-coils, and radiant slabs. This guide also specifies the critical parameters for the installation of new systems.

The Energy Auditor Field Guide describes the best practices used in assessing the performance of existing homes. It includes step-by-step procedures that identify the most effective energy-saving measures for a home depending on its type and climate. This guide includes instructions for performing advanced blower-door diagnostics. This guide has undergone many rounds of technical review from experts all over North America.

The Saturn Weatherization Field Guide is aligned with the new DOE Standard Work Specifications, along with BPI standards, the International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). This guide is the best resource available on weatherize homes and multifamily buildings.