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TPCA and TBA Green Building Counsel

Builders team up to stop termite problems in their tracks

By Allen Loree,
GBC chairman

What in the world do termites have to do with green building? Recently, concern has risen over the possible problems that can arise in regard to termites and encapsulated crawl spaces.

Encapsulated crawl spaces, also known as closed crawl space or conditioned crawl space, refer to a system of sealing the crawlspace with a vapor barrier and insulating the vertical walls of the crawlspace instead of the floor, which can result in an energy savings of 10 percent to 15 percent when installed in a systems approach.

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