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    Materials designated as air barriers have been used in buildings in the United States for over a decade, a concept that has been gaining nation-wide acceptance in recent years. Massachusetts was the first state to require air barriers in its building code with the 2001 update of Chapter 13, the energy code. Provisions requiring air barriers in ASHRAE 90.1-2010 brought national attention to the need to control air leakage, leading to requirements for air barriers in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
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