Insulation retrofit of masonry basements
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Insulation retrofit of masonry basements project undertaken jointly by the Ontario Ministries of Municipal Affairs, Housing and Energy under the Housing Energy Management Program (HEMP) by J. Timusk

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Published by Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Energy in [Toronto], Ont .
Written in English



  • Ontario.


  • Dwellings -- Insulation -- Ontario.,
  • Dwellings -- Energy conservation -- Ontario.,
  • Basements.

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Research and Development Section by J. Timusk.
ContributionsOntario. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing., Ontario. Ministry of Energy., Housing Energy Management Program (Ont.), Ontario. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Research and Development Section.
LC ClassificationsTH4809.C2 T55 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 125 p. ;
Number of Pages125
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3074070M
ISBN 100774370521
LC Control Number82173239

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