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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): Lutron
Organization(s): Lutron
Publication Date: October, 2014
Website discusses differences between CFL and LED bulbs.
Author(s): Department of Energy
Organization(s): DOE
Publication Date: October, 2013

Website with consumer information about various types of lighting.

Author(s): Pierce
Organization(s): IAEI
Publication Date: July, 2001

Article on thermal protectors in recessed light fixtures.

Author(s): Holton
Organization(s): IBACOS, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date: February, 2012

Document offering methods to greatly reduce lighting energy use through the application of high quality fluorescent and light emitting diode (LED) technologies.

Author(s): ENERGY STAR
Organization(s): ENERGY STAR
Publication Date: December, 2017

Information about recycling CFL lightbulbs.

Author(s): EnergySaver
Organization(s): DOE
Publication Date: October, 2017

Webpage describing high-efficiency lighting choices for homeowners including LEDs, CFLs, and halogen bulbs.

Author(s): Department of Energy
Organization(s): DOE
Publication Date: December, 2013

Information about LED lighting technology.

Author(s): Department of Energy
Organization(s): DOE
Publication Date: December, 2017

The light-emitting diode (LED) is one of today's most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies. 

Author(s): Bailes
Organization(s): Energy Vanguard
Publication Date: April, 2011
Information sheet discussing the downside to recessed can lights.
Author(s): Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Organization(s): PNNL
Publication Date: January, 2011

Report providing information about techniques and approaches to improve the efficiency of recessed lighting.

Author(s): McCullough, Gordon
Organization(s): Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Publication Date: January, 2002

Report discussing the potential energy savings of new high-efficiency downlights, and the results of product testing to date.

Author(s): U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organization(s): EPA
Publication Date: December, 2017

ENERGY STAR lightbulb criteria.

Author(s): Department of Energy
Organization(s): DOE
Publication Date: February, 2018

Website from the U.S. Department of Energy providing consumers with information on saving energy and using renewable energy technologies.