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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): Baker, Yee, Brand
Organization(s): PARR
Publication Date: September, 2013
Report that collected field data from a whole-home program in Illinois are utilized to compare marketplace-installed measures to the energy saving optimal packages previously developed for 15 housing types.
Author(s): Baker
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: July, 2008
Research study about key sustainability concepts, durability, energy efficiency and new flood resistant design.
Author(s): Baker, Lepage
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: January, 2014

Report on the stability of furring strips as a means for cladding attachment over walls with thick exterior rigid insulation.

Author(s): Baker
Organization(s): National Research Council Canada
Publication Date: March, 1969
Article discussing the causes of wood decay and moisture issues.
Author(s): Yee, Baker, Brand, Wells
Organization(s): PARR
Publication Date: August, 2013
Report using pre- and post-system upgrade data to analyze the energy savings associated with Iowas HVAC SAVE program for space heating.
Author(s): Yee, Milby, Baker
Organization(s): PARR
Publication Date: June, 2014

Study investigating homeowner measure package choices in the Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program compared to cost-optimal choices determined through Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) modeling software.

Author(s): Baker
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: October, 2013
Report about an expert meeting focused on issues surrounding cladding attachment and performance of walls with exterior insulating sheathing.
Author(s): Baker
Organization(s): BSC, NREL
Publication Date: January, 2013
Research study developing baseline engineering analysis to support the installation of thick layers of exterior insulation (2 in. to 8 in.) on existing masonry walls and wood framed walls.
Author(s): Lstiburek, Baker
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: May, 2009
Research study to determine the impact resistance performance of advanced framed wall systems with insulating sheathing as the primary sheathing from wind blown debris.
Author(s): Brand, Yee, Baker
Organization(s): PARR
Publication Date: August, 2013
Report examining the impacts that common installation practices and age- induced equipment degradation may have on the installed performance of natural gas furnaces, as measured by steady-state efficiency and AFUE.
Author(s): Baker
Organization(s): BSC, NREL
Publication Date: December, 2012

Document providing information and guidance about rehabilitating, retrofitting, and replacing wood window assemblies in residential construction.

Author(s): McGeough, Baker, Peters, Beitel
Organization(s): PARR, NREL
Publication Date: November, 2012
Research study making several recommendations to whole-home program designers and implementers for improving the cost effectiveness and reach of whole-home programs.
Author(s): Baker
Organization(s): BSC
Publication Date: December, 2012
Document providing information and guidance about rehabilitating, retrofitting, and replacing wood window assemblies in residential construction.