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This library contains research reports produced by the Building America program and other building science resources used to support this Solution Center. The materials cover both new construction and existing homes. Use the search box and/or the filters to explore hundreds of residential building resources. Access to some references not produced by Building America may require purchase from the publisher. Documents are listed alphabetically. While we continually update our database, links may have changed since posting. Please contact our webmaster if you find broken links.

Author(s): Aldrich, Williamson
Organization(s): CARB, Steven Winter Associates, SWA
Publication Date: November, 2014

Research report anayzing the results of a large retrofit project, turining an old school into near zero energy consumption apartments in Greenfield MA.

Author(s): Burch, Shoukas, Brandemuhl, Krarti
Organization(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory, University of Colorado
Publication Date: October, 2014

This paper discusses model validation using data from three thermosiphon systems. 

Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Organization(s): NREL
Publication Date: October, 2014
Author(s): Liaukus
Organization(s): BARA
Publication Date: December, 2014

Research project aimed to verify whether homes in the New Jersey HPwES program achieved 30% source energy savings, and if so, what measures were implemented to achieve them.

Author(s): Alliance for Water Efficiency
Organization(s): Alliance for Water Efficiency
Publication Date: July, 2014
Website with information and research about residential hot water distribution systems.
Author(s): North Carolina Solar Center
Organization(s): North Carolina Solar Center
Publication Date: September, 2014
Brochure with information on residential solar hot water systems.
Author(s): NEEA
Organization(s): NEEA
Publication Date: May, 2014
Website providing consumers with resources to find, select and install heat pump water heaters.
Author(s): FSEC
Organization(s): FSEC
Publication Date: July, 2014
Website with information for consumers about solar thermal systems for homes.
Author(s): U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s): EPA
Publication Date: July, 2014

Guide designed to help builders better understand and meet the hot water delivery system criteria as specified in EPA's WaterSense New Home Specification.