05 May '13, 11pm

Green Building Q&A: What climate zone am I in?

http://energycode.pnl.gov/EnergyCodeReqs/?state=Massachusetts My house will be located in bristol county, zip code 02717. Am I climate zone 5 or 4 marine? I ask because I'm trying to determine what thickness of exterior rigid foam insulation to use. I'm thinking of using 2x6 walls fiilled with dense packed cellulose, covered with plywood, then tyvek, then 1 inch of xps foam. Going off this http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/calculating-minim... I'm either ok or under what I need to avoid the dew point issues.

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