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Air sealing at attic hatch // finish screws

The EPA Energy Star program developed the Thermal Bypass Checklist to ensure that all of the most common convective and conductive thermal short circuits would be addressed in Energy Star homes. This GBA construction detail is one of about 70 developed for high-performance airtight, building envelopes.

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