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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): Ojczyk, Murry, and Mosiman
Organization(s): NorthernSTAR
Publication Date: July, 2014

Research report describing study of interior and exterior air sealing techniques to stop ice dams in five 1.5-story retrofit homes conducted by the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team run by University of Minnesota.

Author(s): Ojczyk, Murry, and Mosiman
Organization(s): NorthernSTAR
Publication Date: July, 2014
Research report describing study of interior and exterior air sealing techniques to stop ice dams in five 1.5-story retrofit homes conducted by the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team run by University of Minnesota.
Author(s): VonThoma, Ojczyk, Mosiman
Organization(s): NorthernSTAR
Publication Date: April, 2013
Report focused on foundation insulation R-values for cold climates and the design, construction, and performance implications.
Author(s): Ojczyk
Organization(s): NorthernSTAR
Publication Date: November, 2014

Report exploring alternative methods to find long-term solutions to energy loss in 1 ½-story homes to save energy, improve comfort, prevent frost buildup on the underside of the roof deck, and reduce the risk of ice dam formation/reformation.

Author(s): Ojczyk, Huelman, Carmody
Organization(s): NorthernSTAR
Publication Date: May, 2013
Expert meeting report describing the need for greater understanding of foundation systems including moisture and insulation issues.
Author(s): Ojczyk, Carmody, Haglund
Organization(s): NorthernSTAR
Publication Date: May, 2013
Expert meeting report aimed at a greater understanding of the windows research that Building America partners and national laboratories are engaged in to help professionals and consumers choose best practice strategies.
Author(s): VonThoma, Ojczyk
Organization(s): NorthernSTAR, NREL
Publication Date: December, 2012
Research study identifying best practices of three successful high performance, custom home builders in the upper Midwest.
Author(s): Ojczyk, Mosiman, Huelman, Schirber, Yost, and Murry
Organization(s): NorthernSTAR
Publication Date: April, 2013

Research report describing study of exterior retrofit approach for air sealing, insulating, and water management conducted by the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team run by University of Minnesota.

Author(s): Ojczyk, Mosiman, Huelman, Schirber, Yost, and Murry
Organization(s): NorthernSTAR
Publication Date: April, 2013
Research report describing study of exterior retrofit approach for air sealing, insulating, and water management conducted by the NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership team run by University of Minnesota.
Author(s): Ojczyk, Mosiman, Huelman, Schirber, Yost, Murry
Organization(s): NorthernSTAR
Publication Date: April, 2013
Report identifying an exterior approach for ice dam mitigation on the roof portion of 1_-story homes with the potential to provide cost-effective, long-term, scalable solutions.