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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): Wilson
Organization(s): National Research Council Canada
Publication Date: May, 1960
Document about condensation between the panes, on the inside surface of the outer glass of double pane windows.
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): Maref, Armstrong, Saber, Rousseau, Ganapathy, Nicholls, Swinton
Organization(s): National Research Council Canada
Publication Date: March, 2012

Research study evaluating the dynamic heat transmission characteristics through two identical Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) wall assemblies in Ottawa, Canada.

Author(s): Brown
Organization(s): National Research Council Canada
Publication Date: January, 1997

Research study dcribing an evaluation of selected windows undertaken by IRC researchers at Ottawa’s Laurier House (now being used as a museum) to determine their effectiveness in controlling condensation.