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Building Envelope Improvement

Professionally installed materials can be effective in reducing seasonal heat loss and heat gain in agricultural buildings.Practice Code: 672

Building Envelope Improvement is applied as part of a conservation management system to reduce energy use. The practice involves modification or retrofit of the building envelope of an agricultural structure to regulate heat transfer. This can be achieved by installing vapor barriers, screens, sealant and insulating products.

The practice applies to any non-residential structure that is used to support agricultural production and is climate controlled at least part of the time.

A completed energy audit will at a minimum address the major activities of ventilation, air heating and cooling that exist in the building.

Conservation Practice Documents

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NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical GuideConservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Farmstead Energy Improvement
Lighting System Improvement

Related Links

NRCS-New York Energy
NRCS Energy

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forest land, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.


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