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Question of the Day - #105 Add insulation?

Postby RDavidson » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:34 pm

Section N1102.2.6 of the current energy code contains the following statement: “Adding additional insulation to increase R-values or adding an additional vapor retarder to foundation wall assemblies, other than those required in this section, is prohibited.”

Does anyone know if there is similar language in the soon to be adopted 2015 energy code? I could not locate anything.

If this text is not carried through and a basement is finished in a home where the application was received on or after June 1, 2009, but before February 14, 2015, can insulation be added to the basement walls that would have previously been prohibited?

If the home is constructed entirely under the new energy code, can additional insulation and vapor retarders be added? Why or why not?
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